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Tess Gerritsen - Author


Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and was awarded her M.D. in 1979. After completing her internal medicine residency, Tess worked as a physician in Honolulu, Hawaii.

While on maternity leave, she began to write fiction. On a whim, she submitted a literary short story to Honolulu Magazine’s statewide fiction contest¯and won first place!

In 1987, Tess`s first novel was published. She has now written 19 novels and is a Sunday Times bestseller. She also wrote a screenplay, ""Adrift,"" which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.

Having lived in Hawaii, she now resides in Camden, Maine, with her husband and two sons.

If you like Tess Gerritsen you might also like to read books by Karen Rose, Mo Hayder and Amanda Kyle Williams.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Tess Gerritsen

Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
Playing with Fire
Tess Gerritsen
What if your child wanted you dead? Julia is terrified by her daughter's aggressive behaviour. Lily has changed from an angelic little girl into someone she is afraid to be alone with. What scares Julia most, though, is that she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
Playing with Fire
Tess Gerritsen
What if your child wanted you dead? Julia doesn't understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what's causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Die Again
Tess Gerritsen
I am a fan of the Rizzoli and Isles TV series and like the dynamics of their relationship, both as friends and colleagues, but in my mind the books are always so much better, sharper, more gritty and full of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Die Again
Tess Gerritsen
I am a fan of the Rizzoli and Isles TV series and like the dynamics of their relationship, both as friends and colleagues, but in my mind the books are always so much better, sharper, more gritty and full of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10) by Tess Gerritsen
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)
Tess Gerritsen
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles find themselves locked inside a high-security boarding school along with the students. They are told it's for their own safety. The school has been set up to provide a place of sanctuary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10) by Tess Gerritsen
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)
Tess Gerritsen
Three children, strangers to each other, are brought together by seemingly motiveless and extreme acts of violence. Orphaned and alone, they are taken in as students at Evensong, a boarding school for emotionally traumatized children in the remote Maine wilderness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2012
The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
The Silent Girl
Tess Gerritsen
When a hand is found in an alley in Boston's Chinatown, it is detective Jane Rizzoli who finds its owner - a woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply that her head is nearly severed. Two strands of silver...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2012
Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen
Presumed Guilty
Tess Gerritsen
Tess Gerritsen began her career writing romantic fiction and this, one of her early ones (published in 1993 in America) has that feel to it. It’s fun and it is interesting to see how she has developed, but if you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen
The Killing Place
Tess Gerritsen
A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth. JANE RIZZOLI & MAURA ISLES - The female investigating duo of detective Rizzoli and forensic archeologist Isles is a unique and great combination and over nine books so far has established itself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
The Bone Garden
Tess Gerritsen
One of Lisa Gardner's favourite books. January 2011 Guest Editor Lisa Gardner on Tess Gerritsen... While I’m a huge fan of her characters Rizzoli and Isles, my favourite novel remains The Bone Garden, a historic thriller...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2010
Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
December 2009 Book of the Month. Interestingly this is the first thriller that she wrote back in 1994 for she started her writing career with romantic fiction. She adds an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2009
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
Body Double
Tess Gerritsen
A wholly unput-downable book, frightening and utterly gripping where the motive for the terrible killings …. no I shouldn’t tell you that. It’s a revelation of utter depravity which is so compelling it is almost painful to put aside. It...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 16/01/2006
The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
The Sinner
Tess Gerritsen
We think she is a stunning thriller writer, so much so we are featuring this, her paperback and her new hardback Body Double this month
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2005
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
Body Double
Tess Gerritsen
A deadly family history comes to light after Boston pathologist Dr Maura Isles finds a corpse looking exactly like her. Tess Gerritsenâs latest novel is a real chiller
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2005

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