Death Du Jour Setting & Symbolism

Kathy Reichs
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Bugs

Tempe uses bugs to determine the length of time the bodies on Murtry Island have been dead.

Cinderblocks

Someone throws several cinderblocks through the glass of Tempe's kitchen door in order to frighten her away from the group living in Beaufort. The same people also throw a dead cat into the house, causing Tempe to believe her beloved cat has been murdered.

Autopsy Report

Tempe is reading the autopsy report on one of the Murtry Island victims when Kathryn comes to see her. When Kathryn leaves unexpectedly, Tempe suspects Kathryn is using Tempe to get information on what the police know about the murders.

Answering Machine Tape

Harry's son has an old answering machine with tapes instead of a digital recorder. The son changed out the tape without listening to all his messages because it was malfunctioning only to learn later that Harry called to ask for...

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