Deadly Decisions Topics for Discussion

Kathy Reichs
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Discuss where Dr. Temperance Brennan fits on the spectrum of fictional detectives. On one end of the continuum are the hard-boiled, wisecracking detectives from the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, or Hollywood film noir. On the other end are the magnifying glass carrying Sherlock Holmes types. Where does Tempe fit?

Tempe's work as a forensic anthropologist seems similar to what many of us think of when we think of archeologists. Describe these similarities.

In describing characters, events, and feelings the narrator frequently refers to television programs, music, or events. Are all references to things like NYPD Blue, rock music lyrics, or the Rose Bowl clear to all readers? What comparisons of this type did you encounter that not all readers might understand?

Kathy Reichs has written other novels featuring the character Dr. Temperance Brennan. If you have read any of those other novels...

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