Tess Gerritsen - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by Tess Gerritsen

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

When a young woman is found dead, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the scene of the murder. Though the body bears startling wounds, the actual cause of death is not immediately clear. A few days later, another body is discovered - a seemingly unrelated crime, but the lack of an obvious cause of death shows they have more in common than it would first appear. As Rizzoli and Isles race to discover the link between the victims before the killer can strike again, a mysterious person watches from the sidelines. She has the answers they're looking for. But she knows she has to stay quiet, if she wants to stay alive . . . '

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

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 knows why Lily is acting this way, but no-one will believe her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There Julia finds far more than just answers, and uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation. And this discovery has put her in serious danger... I defy you to read the first chapter and not singe your fingers reading all the rest. It's that compelling. It's that good. (David Baldaccci).

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

There, Julia uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation - a discovery that puts her in serious danger. Some people will do anything in their power to keep the truth silent...

Die Again

Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best. (Harlan Coben). The Victims Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles investigate a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston. The Killer five years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them was seen again - apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer's face. The Survivor has the 'safari killer' resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases - the only survivor. And convince her to face death once again...

Die Again

Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

THE VICTIMS - In Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles investigate a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston. THE KILLER - Five years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them was seen again - apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer's face. THE SURVIVOR - Has the 'safari killer' resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases - the only survivor - and convince her to face death once again...

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Suspense doesn't get much smarter than this . (Lee Child). Crime-writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best . (Harlan Coben). Murder. That's what they all have in common. 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 for chidren who have lost their families in violent circumstances. But now there has been a murder within the grounds. Does the threat come from outside ...or from within?

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2012

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. A PLACE OF SAFETY? Forensic pathologist Maura Isles already has a connection with the school - Julian 'Rat' Perkins, the 16-year-old boy she met during a previous case, is now living there. But she suspects that the Evensong founders may be using the school for their own agenda. And her concerns grow when Detective Jane Rizzoli is asked to investigate yet another attempt on the life of one of the orphans at the school ...OR A PLACE OF DANGER? What both Jane and Maura soon discover is that even a school protected by locked gates and acres of forest cannot shut out a gathering threat. When three blood-spattered twig dolls are found hanging from a tree, they wonder if the threat comes from outside the school ...or from within.

The Silent Girl

The Silent Girl

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

A Violent Death: 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. A Revealing Clue: Two strands of silver hair cling to her body. They are Rizzoli's only clues, but they're enough for her and pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling discovery. This violent end had a chilling prequel. A Secret Better Left Buried: ...Years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide took place in a Chinatown restaurant, leaving five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious, beautiful martial arts master who knows a deadly secret. A secret that will kill again - unless Jane and Maura can track it down, and defeat it...

Other books by Tess Gerritsen

Bone Garden

Bone Garden

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2018

Posle tyazhelogo razvoda Dzhuliya hochet nachat' novuyu zhizn' i pokupaet priglyanuvshijsya staryj dom v prigorode Bostona, nevziraya na to chto prezhnyuyu hozyajku nashli na uchastke mertvoj. Dzhuliya samozabvenno vozdelyvaet svoj sadik i natykaetsya na skelet, prolezhavshij v zemle okolo dvuh stoletij. Sudmedehkspertiza soobshchaet, chto ehto byla molodaya zhenshchina, kotoraya pogibla nasil'stvennoj smert'yu. Fakt, ne slishkom priyatnyj dlya vladelicy doma, - dve smerti na odnom i tom zhe meste, pri nevyyasnennyh obstoyatel'stvah... Odnako na nih prolivayut svet starye dokumenty, ostavshiesya ot prezhnej hozyajki doma. Postepenno pered Dzhuliej raskryvaetsya tainstvennaya istoriya izvestnogo v XIX veke hirurga i talantlivogo poehta Olivera Vendella Holmsa i Vest-EHndskogo potroshitelya...

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

'Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places' Paula Hawkins When a young woman is found dead, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the scene of the murder. Though the body bears startling wounds, the actual cause of death is not immediately clear. A few days later, another body is discovered - a seemingly unrelated crime, but the lack of an obvious cause of death shows they have more in common than it would first appear. As Rizzoli and Isles race to discover the link between the victims before the killer can strike again, a mysterious person watches from the sidelines. She has the answers they're looking for. But she knows she has to stay quiet, if she wants to stay alive . . . 'A fast-paced, dark, edgy mystery/thriller filled with unremitting suspense.' Huffington Post

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

When a young woman is found dead, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the scene of the murder. Though the body bears startling wounds, the actual cause of death is not immediately clear. A few days later, another body is discovered - a seemingly unrelated crime, but the lack of an obvious cause of death shows they have more in common than it would first appear. As Rizzoli and Isles race to discover the link between the victims before the killer can strike again, a mysterious person watches from the sidelines. She has the answers they're looking for. But she knows she has to stay quiet, if she wants to stay alive . . . '

THE KEEPSAKE

THE KEEPSAKE

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2018

Arheologi vsego mira predvkushayut sensaciyu: v zapasnikah odnogo iz bostonskih muzeev byla najdena prekrasno sohranivshayasya egipetskaya mumiya, kotoruyu nazyvayut Gospozhoj Iks. Pri tomografii nahodki prisutstvuet special'no priglashennaya sudmedehkspert Maura Ajlz. Kakovo zhe udivlenie Maury i drugih uchastnikov ehksperimenta, kogda v noge drevnego ehksponata oni obnaruzhivayut... pulyu! Kak okazalos', Gospozhe Iks vovse ne dve tysyachi let... Vskore detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli nahodit v muzejnyh podvalah eshche neskol'ko pugayushchih artefaktov, i stanovitsya yasno, chto mumificirovannye zhertvy - ehto delo ruk ubijcy, obladayushchego osobymi znaniyami i navykami. Roman "e;Hranitel' smerti"e; - sed'moj v serii, posvyashchennoj Dzhejn Riccoli i Maure Ajlz.

I Know a Secret

I Know a Secret

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2017

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Islesthe inspiration for the smash hit TNT seriescontinue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives.Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling woundsyet the actual cause of death is unknown. Its a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at a fraught time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own motherinfamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.While Jane tends to her mother, theres nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasnt lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughterthis time by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal, an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality, and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think theyve cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its headand threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

'Tess Gerritsen's clever plotting and medical knowledge give her thrillers that extra edge. Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places.' Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN ****** I have a secret. And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman's body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene, but even faced with this gruesome sight they are unable to identify the immediate cause of death. Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two victims is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now, picking off new targets? One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She's the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him. But she has a secret that she has to keep . . .

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles 12)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

I have a secret. And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman's body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murder scene, but even faced with this gruesome sight they are unable to identify the immediate cause of death. Their investigation leads them to a high-profile murder case that was seemingly solved years before. But when another body is found in horrific circumstances, the link between the two bodies is clear. Was the wrong person sent to prison? Is the real killer out there right now, picking off new targets? One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She's the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him. But she has a secret that she has to keep . . .

Mephisto Club

Mephisto Club

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2017

Prazdnik Rozhdestva vsem sulit veselye kanikuly, horovody vokrug naryadnoj elki i dolgozhdannye podarki. Detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli i patologoanatom Maura Ajlz tozhe poluchili "e;syurpriz - ubijstvo molodoj zhenshchiny, proizoshedshee v sochel'nik pri zhutkih obstoyatel'stvah... I oni nastol'ko napominayut sataninskij obryad, chto rassledovanie prihoditsya vesti sovmestno s tainstvennym obshchestvom pod nazvaniem "e;Klub Mefisto. Kto zhe sovershil prestuplenie: chelovek v oblike zverya ili... naoborot? Monstr, kem by on ni byl, nachal svoyu ohotu...

Thief of Hearts

Thief of Hearts

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

Die Again

Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2016

Bostonskij detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli s pomoshch'yu patalogoanatoma Maury Ajlz rassleduet zhestokoe ubijstvo Leona Gotta - taksidermista i zayadlogo ohotnika. Ego syn EHlliot propal vo vremya puteshestviya po Afrike za shest' let do ehtogo. Mezhdu dvumya proisshestviyami neozhidanno obnaruzhivaetsya svyaz'. Policejskie vyhodyat na Milli Dzhekobson - edinstvennuyu vyzhivshuyu v tom samom safari. Kazhetsya, strah navsegda izuvechil ee. No Dzhejn prosit Milli o nevozmozhnom: shagnut' navstrechu samomu opasnomu hishchniku na svete - cheloveku, stat' dlya nego primankoj... Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Vanish

Vanish

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Patologoanatom Majra Ajlz obnaruzhivaet, chto v morge po oshibke okazalas' zhivaya zhenshchina - Alena. Kakim obrazom ona okazalas' pri smerti, kto ona - ne izvestno nichego, krome imeni. Ee udaetsya reanimirovat', no, ochnuvshis', ona zahvatyvaet zalozhnikov v bol'nice. V ih chisle - i detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli, kotoraya vot-vot dolzhna stat' mater'yu. Kak spasti zalozhnikov? Pochemu molodaya zhenshchina vzyalas' za oruzhie? Kto ej pomogaet, zachem?Mnozhestvo voprosov dolzhny razreshit' policejskie i agenty FBR, no rassledovaniyu neozhidanno nachinayut okazyvat' soprotivlenie mogushchestvennye silovye struktury

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

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 knows why Lily is acting this way, but no-one will believe her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There Julia finds far more than just answers, and uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation. And this discovery has put her in serious danger... I defy you to read the first chapter and not singe your fingers reading all the rest. It's that compelling. It's that good. (David Baldaccci).

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

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 knows why Lily is acting this way, but no-one will believe her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice. There Julia finds far more than just answers, and uncovers a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation. And this discovery has put her in serious danger . . .

Body Double

Body Double

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2016

Bostonskomu sudmedehkspertu Maure Ajlz ne privykat' k vidu mertvyh lyudej. Odnako na ehtot raz ee ohvatyvaet nastoyashchij uzhas. ZHenshchina, najdennaya ubitoj v mashine vozle doma Maury, pohozha na nee kak dve kapli vody. Vskore vyyasnyaetsya, chto ubitaya - ee sestra-bliznec, o sushchestvovanii kotoroj Maura, usynovlennaya eshche v mladenchestve, dazhe ne podozrevala. No ch'ya zhestokaya volya razdelila sester? I kto na samom dele byl mishen'yu ubijcy? Rassledovanie ehtogo neobychnogo prestupleniya uvodit v dalekoe proshloe, polnoe temnyh tajn i neveroyatnyh otkrytij...

sinner

sinner

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

V zhenskom monastyre na okraine Bostona proiskhodit nechto neveroyatnoe. Odnu monahinyu nahodyat ubitoj, drugaya lish' chudom vyzhila posle zhestokogo izbieniya. Komu ponadobilos' napadat' na ehtih pravednyh zhenshchin, vedushchih zatvornicheskuyu zhizn'? Odnako sudmedehkspert Maura Majlz obnaruzhivaet shokiruyushchie obstoyatel'stva, svyazannye s poslednimi dnyami zhizni ubitoj monahini. Detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli pristupaet k rassledovaniyu, eshche ne podozrevaya, chto ehto ne poslednyaya zhertva bezzhalostnogo ubijcy...

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2016

V polutemnom antikvarnom magazinchike v Rime skripachka Dzhuliya Ansdell natykaetsya na pozheltevshij listok s notnoj zapis'yu - val's neizvestnogo ej kompozitora. Dzhuliya prihodit v vostorg ot ehtoj muzyki, polnoj stradaniya i strasti. Vernuvshis' domoj v Boston, ona nachinaet razuchivat' val's, no vnezapno obnaruzhivaet, chto ehta melodiya okazyvaet neob"e;yasnimoe, pugayushchee vozdejstvie na malen'kuyu doch' Dzhulii. Ubezhdennaya v tom, chto gipnoticheskie zvuki val'sa navevayut kakie-to zlye chary, Dzhuliya reshaet raskopat' vsyu pravdu o cheloveke, sozdavshem muzyku, kotoraya stavit pod ugrozu samo sushchestvovanie ee sem'i... V knigu voshli takzhe dva rasskaza o Dzhejn Riccoli i Maure Ajlz. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Rizzoli & Isles Series 11-Book Bundle

Rizzoli & Isles Series 11-Book Bundle

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2015

';Suspense doesn't get smarter than this,' raves Lee Child—and countless readers agree. The inspiration behind TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles, Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling thrillers featuring Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles just keep getting better, leading William Landay to praise her latest as ';Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best.' Discover why in this riveting eBook bundle, which collects the first eleven novels of the series:   THE SURGEON THE APPRENTICE THE SINNER BODY DOUBLE VANISH THE MEPHISTO CLUB THE KEEPSAKE ICE COLD THE SILENT GIRL LAST TO DIE DIE AGAIN Also includes an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's riveting standalone thriller Playing with Fire!   Praise for Tess Gerritsen and her Rizzoli & Isles series   ';[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.'—Chicago Tribune   ';One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.'—The Providence Journal   ';A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax.'—People, on The Surgeon   ';Richly suspenseful and provocative . . . leaves the reader breathless.'—The Philadelphia Inquirer, on Body Double   ';Gerritsen, as always, puts her medical training to ghoulish use.'—The Boston Globe   ';The kind of book you'd read in one sitting.'—Chicago Sun-Times, on Ice Cold   ';Suspense doesn't get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory.'—Lee Child, on The Silent Girl   ';Gerritsen has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists.'—Associated Press, on Last to Die   ';Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her addictive best.'—William Landay, on Die Again

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

In a masterful standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli Isles series, Tess Gerritsen, a mother is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome.The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the Incendio Waltz in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret that not only dates back to the horrors of the Holocaust, but also directly involves a dangerously powerful family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

In a masterful standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli Isles series, Tess Gerritsen, a mother is haunted by a very old piece of music she finds in a strange antique shop in Rome.The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the Incendio Waltz in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret that not only dates back to the horrors of the Holocaust, but also directly involves a dangerously powerful family who would stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

Die Again

Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best. (Harlan Coben). The Victims Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles investigate a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston. The Killer five years ago, a group of travellers set off on an African safari. None of them was seen again - apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely alive. The only woman to have seen the killer's face. The Survivor has the 'safari killer' resurfaced in Boston? Jane is sent to Africa to find the one link between the two cases - the only survivor. And convince her to face death once again...

GRAVITY

GRAVITY

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Astronavt EHmma Uotson prinimaet uchastie v programme biologicheskih issledovanij na bortu Mezhdunarodnoj kosmicheskoj stancii. Neozhidanno na stancii nachinaet proiskhodit' nechto neob"e;yasnimoe. Odin za drugim chleny komandy pogibayut, srazhennye neizvestnoj bolezn'yu. Vse popytki najti sredstvo izlecheniya tshchetny. EHmma ponimaet, chto nel'zya podvergat' zhitelej Zemli ehtoj opasnosti, a znachit, o vozvrashchenii domoj nuzhno zabyt'. Pohozhe, spaseniya net...

apprentice

apprentice

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Upryatav za reshetku serijnogo man'yaka po prozvishchu Hirurg, detektiv Dzhejn Riccoli nadeyalas' navsegda zabyt' o tom uzhase, kotoryj ona perezhila, popav v ego lovushku. Odnako pri rassledovanii ocherednogo ubijstva u nee vdrug voznikaet zhutkoe oshchushchenie dezhavyu. Prestupnik vosproizvodit nekotorye detali pocherka Hirurga, hotya ego zhertvami stanovyatsya ne odinokie zhenshchiny, a semejnye pary. Neuzheli u Hirurga poyavilsya podrazhatel'?

Girl missing

Girl missing

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

V gluhom pereulke vozle musornogo baka najdeno telo krasivoj molodoj zhenshchiny. Ocherednaya narkomanka, umershaya ot peredozirovki? Vozmozhno. No patologoanatom Keht Novak schitaet, chto ne vse tak prosto. Veshchestvo, posluzhivshee prichinoj smerti, ne pohozhe ni na odin izvestnyj narkotik. A vskore v tom zhe rajone nahodyat eshche odno telo s temi zhe priznakami. V zazhatom kulake pervoj zhertvy Keht obnaruzhivaet knizhechku kartonnyh spichek s nacarapannym na nej nomerom telefona. Nomer prinadlezhit vladel'cu farmacevticheskoj kompanii Adamu Kuontrellu. Keht nachinaet podozrevat', chto imenno on i ego kompaniya prichastny k sozdaniyu novogo strashnogo narkotika-ubijcy.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2015

surgeon

surgeon

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2015

On pronikaet v doma po nocham i neslyshno vhodit v spal'ni zhenshchin, kotorye, probudivshis' oto sna, popadayut v ozhivshij koshmar. Sudya po tomu, chto on prodelyvaet so svoimi zhertvami, mozhno predpolozhit', chto on blizko znakom s medicinoj, i gazetchiki prisvaivayut emu prozvishche Hirurg. V hode rassledovaniya detektivy Tomas Mur i Dzhejn Riccoli obnaruzhivayut, chto prestupnik kopiruet pocherk serijnogo man'yaka, ubitogo dva goda nazad, prichem kopiruet do mel'chajshih podrobnostej, izvestnyh ochen' nemnogim. Oni reshayut vstretit'sya s vyzhivshej zhertvoj ubitogo man'yaka - doktorom Kehtrin Kordell. Imenno ona zastrelila svoego muchitelya, i, pohozhe, imenno ona stanovitsya glavnoj cel'yu podrazhatelya. S kazhdym ocherednym ubijstvom on podbiraetsya k nej vse blizhe...

Harvest

Harvest

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2015

Doktor EHbbi Matteo rabotaet v komande ehlitnyh bostonskih hirurgov, zanimayushchihsya peresadkami serdca. No odnazhdy ona prinimaet reshenie, kotoroe ne tol'ko okazyvaetsya dlya nee sud'bonosnym, no i imeet daleko idushchie posledstviya: peresazhivaet serdce zhenshchiny, pogibshej v avtomobil'noj katastrofe, ne bogatoj pacientke, a mal'chiku-podrostku, stoyavshemu pervym v ocheredi na peresadku. Zatem EHbbi delaet strashnoe otkrytie. Okazyvaetsya, novoe donorskoe serdce postupilo v kliniku po somnitel'nym kanalam, a neobhodimye soprovoditel'nye dokumenty - fal'shivka. Korporativnye pravila kliniki trebuyut "e;ne lezt' ne v svoe delo i pomalkivat' odnako EHbbi narushaet ih i nachinaet rasputyvat' ehtot klubok...Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

Keeper of the Bride Keeper of the Bride / Whistleblower

Keeper of the Bride Keeper of the Bride / Whistleblower

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

KEEPER OF THE BRIDE Had she survived because of fate, coincidence or just luck? If Nina Cormier's wedding had taken place, she would be dead. But after the bride was left at the altar, the church stood empty when the bomb went off. It wasn't until a stranger tried to run her car off the road, however, that she realized someone wanted her dead. But who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out. . . fast. As a cop, he knows better than to become attached to the woman he's trying to protect. But as a man. . . With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps. . . . WHISTLEBLOWER A deadly truth... When Victor Holland comes flying out of the night, he runs straight into the path of Catherine Weaver's car. Having uncovered a terrifying secret which leads all the way to Washington, Victor is running for his life - and from the men who will go to any lengths to silence him. Victor's story sounds like the ravings of a madman, but the haunted look in his eyes - and the bullet hole in his shoulder - tell a different story. As each hour brings pursuers ever closer, Cathy has to wonder, is she giving her trust to a man in danger or trusting her life to a dangerous man? Praise for Tess Gerritsen Tess Gerritsen. . . throws one twist after another until the excitement is almost unbearable. San Jose Mercury News Gerritsen has enough in the locker to seriously worry Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben and even the great Denis Lehane. Brilliant. Crimetime Gerritsen is tops in her genre. USA Today Tess Gerritsen writes some of the smartest, most compelling thrillers around. Bookreporter

In Their Footsteps In Their Footsteps / Stolen

In Their Footsteps In Their Footsteps / Stolen

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' deaths 20 years ago sends Beryl Tavistock on a search for the truth from Paris to Greece. As she enters a world of international espionage, Beryl discovers she needs help and turns to a suave ex-CIA agent. But in a world where trust is a double-edged sword, friends become enemies and enemies become killers. STOLEN When the bullets finally ceased, the bodies lay in a coiled embrace on the lifeboat. The sinking of a cargo ship and the slaughter of its crew seemed a senseless act of violence. But Clea Rice knows the truth and is determined to expose the culprits. When Jordan Tavistock is asked to steal the indiscreet letters of a friend, he reluctantly obliges, only to be caught red-handed by another burglar. The burglar is Clea, who is looking for something else entirely. As Jordan finds himself caught up in a web of mystery and intrigue, he wonders how he can trust Clea when she will not tell him who she is working for, or even what her real name is. Only together, can they find the answers to the sinister questions surrounding the sinking of the ship. Answers that some are prepared to kill for to keep buried.

Never Say Die Never Say Die / Presumed Guilty

Never Say Die Never Say Die / Presumed Guilty

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

NEVER SAY DIE Twenty years after her father's plane crashed in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Willy Jane Maitland was finally tracking his last moves. She recognised the dangers, but her search for the truth about that fateful flight was the only thing that mattered. Closing in on the events of that night, Willy realises that she is investigating secrets that people would kill to protect. And without knowing who to trust, the truth can be far from clear cut. . . PRESUMED GUILTY Guilty - until proven innocent Miranda Wood arrives home to a dark, cold cottage - and a man, stabbed to death, lying in her bed. Miranda is the obvious suspect, and she looks even guiltier when her bail is paid by an anonymous donor. As Miranda fights to clear her name, she unearths a murky history of blackmail, corruption and scandal. As she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone else wants to kill Miranda - someone with a personal reason for wanting her out of the way... Gerritsen is tops in her genre. USA Today

Call After Midnight Call After Midnight / Under the Knife

Call After Midnight Call After Midnight / Under the Knife

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

CALL AFTER MIDNIGHT A ringing phone in the middle of the night begins a horrific journey for newlywed Sarah Fontaine when she is given the news that her husband, Geoffrey, has been killed in a hotel fire in Berlin. Convinced that Geoffrey is still alive, she challenges special agent Nick O'Hara of the U.S. State department to prove her wrong as they crisscross Europe in a desperate search, trying to stay one heartbeat ahead of a dangerous killer and risking everything for answers that may prove fatal. UNDER THE KNIFE For David Ransom, it begins as an open-and-shut case. Malpractice. As attorney for a grieving family, he's determined to hang a negligent doctor. Then Dr. Kate Chesne storms into his office, daring him to seek out the truth - that she's being framed. First, it was Kate's career that was in jeopardy. Then, when another body is discovered, David begins to believe her. Suddenly, it's much more. Somewhere in the Honolulu hospital, a killer walks freely among patients and staff. And now David finds himself asking the same questions Kate is desperate to have answered. Who is next? And why?

Under the Knife: Murder in a Honolulu Hospital

Under the Knife: Murder in a Honolulu Hospital

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2014

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles 10)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Suspense doesn't get much smarter than this . (Lee Child). Crime-writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best . (Harlan Coben). Murder. That's what they all have in common. 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 for chidren who have lost their families in violent circumstances. But now there has been a murder within the grounds. Does the threat come from outside ...or from within?

Last to Die

Last to Die

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2012

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at fourteen, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster familys mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turnuntil the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is instead just one horrifying part of a relentless killers merciless mission.Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn the secrets and skills of survival in a dangerous world. But even behind locked gates, and surrounded by acres of sheltering Maine wilderness, Jane fears that Evensongs mysterious benefactors arent the only ones watching. When strange blood-splattered dolls are found dangling from a tree, Jane knows that her instincts are dead on. And when she learns of Will Yablonski and Claire Ward, students whose tragic pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddys, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.Joining forces with her trusted partner, medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane is determined to keep these orphans safe from harm. But an unspeakable secret dooms the childrens fateunless Jane and Maura can finally put an end to an obsessed killers twisted quest.

John Doe: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story

John Doe: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2012

Razor-edge suspense in this original eBook short story from ';one of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today' (The Providence Journal)   It should have been a night to remember, but Maura Isles can't recall a thing.   Maura is longing to ditch a ritzy cocktail party, along with her four-inch heels, when a handsome, charming stranger appears. But somewhere between sipping a fresh glass of champagne and waking up the next day on her sofa lies a black hole of forgotten time. As Boston's medical examiner, Maura regularly teams up with police detective Jane Rizzoli on homicide investigations, and Jane's latest case makes Maura's blood run cold. A brutally murdered man has been found in a city park with Maura's address tucked in his pocket. Maura IDs the victim as the charmer she met at the party. Her alarm turns to terror when she learns the murdered man was a predator with victims of his own. Fearing she may be guilty of a lethal crime she can't recall, Maura races to recover the missing hours that hold the truth—and that hide a shocking secret.   Includes an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles novel Last to Die.

John Doe (A Rizzoli and Isles short story)

John Doe (A Rizzoli and Isles short story)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2012

It should have been a night to remember, but Maura Isles can t recall a thing.Maura is at a party. A handsome man approaches. He s charming and sophisticated. She flirts and drinks champagne. And then nothing. Total blackness. Nothing, that is, apart from these two facts: a man is dead and her address is found in his pocket . . .

The Silent Girl

The Silent Girl

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

A Violent Death: 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. A Revealing Clue: Two strands of silver hair cling to her body. They are Rizzoli's only clues, but they're enough for her and pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling discovery. This violent end had a chilling prequel. A Secret Better Left Buried: ...Years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide took place in a Chinatown restaurant, leaving five people dead. But one woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious, beautiful martial arts master who knows a deadly secret. A secret that will kill again - unless Jane and Maura can track it down, and defeat it...

Gravity

Gravity

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for years for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded and embittered him. He must watch from the sidelines as his wife prepares for her first mission to the international Space Station.Once aboard the space station, however, things start to go terribly wrong. A culture of single-celled organisms known as Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, are to be monitored in the microgravity of space. The true and lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA. In space, the cells rapidly multiply and soon begin to infect the crew -- with agonizing and deadly results.A recovery attempt ends in catastrophe: the NASA shuttle crashes, killing all onboard, and the space station is left dangerously crippled. Emma struggles to contain the deadly microbe, while back home, Jack and NASA work against the clock to retrieve Emma from space.But there will be no rescue. The contagion now threatens Earth's population as well, and the astronauts are left stranded in orbit, quarantined aboard the station -- where they are dying one by one...Written with an exacting eye, Dr. Tess Gerritsen ensnares the imagination with Gravity, her most steely, unforgettable thriller yet.

Gravity

Gravity

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/12/2011

Top Ten bestselling author Tess Gerritsen delivers a thoroughly menacing new thriller. A brilliantly compulsive page-turner from the author of The Surgeon. Dr Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for the mission of a lifetime: to study living organisms in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded him. Now he must watch from the sidelines... The mission aboard the space station turns into a nightmare when a culture of single-celled organisms begins to regenerate out of control - and infects the crew with agonising and deadly results. Emma struggles to contain the deadly virus, while back home Jack and NASA work against the clock to bring her home. But there will be no rescue, as the astronauts are left stranded in orbit where they are dying one by one...

Bloodstream

Bloodstream

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2011

In April came the rains. In August came the heat. In November came the horror. It's paying a return visit. The small resort of Tranquillity, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the temptations of the big city and the traumatic memory of his father's death. Claire's hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the onset of winter, when an outbreak of teenage violence, far more deadly than anything she has encountered in the city, erupts in the local school. In trying to find a medical explanation for this murderous epidemic, Claire stumbles upon an insidious evil which has blighted the town's past and threatens its future. Terrified that Noah too is at risk, she must prove her theory before everything she loves is destroyed.

Silent Girl

Silent Girl

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2011

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a females severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hairnot humancling to her body. They are Rizzolis only clues, but theyre enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel.Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now shes the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil.Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunningand a swift, avenging blade.

Silent Girl

Silent Girl

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2011

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a females severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hairnot humancling to her body. They are Rizzolis only clues, but theyre enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel.Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now shes the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil.Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunningand a swift, avenging blade.

Freaks: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story

Freaks: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2011

In this Rizzoli & Isles short story from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, a bizarre death comes with a supernatural twist. Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have seen their fair share of mortal crimes, but the death of Kimberly Rayner may qualify as inhuman in more ways than one. When corpse of the emaciated seventeen-year-old girl is discovered next to an empty coffin in an abandoned church, mysterious bruises around the throat suggest foul play. Caught fleeing the scene is the victim's closest friend, Lucas Henry, an equally skeletal, pale teenager who claims he's guilty only of having a taste for blood—a craving he shared with Kimberly. But the victim's distraught father doesn't believe in vampires, only vengeance. And now, another life may be at risk unless Rizzoli and Isles can uncover the astonishing truth. Includes an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles novel The Silent Girl

Call After Midnight

Call After Midnight

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2011

Harvest

Harvest

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy -- and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.

Life Support

Life Support

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

Bloodstream

Bloodstream

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. She's also hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the news of a shocking incident: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence.Claire has stopped prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, a decision that some in town now second-guess. But before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury.Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic. She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history, and an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.Woven with the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver, and propelled by an expert sense of small-town terror, Bloodstream is Tess Gerritsen's most unforgettable thriller yet.

The Killing Place (Rizzoli & Isles series 8)

The Killing Place (Rizzoli & Isles series 8)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2011

HE WATCHES Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming. Twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. The people who lived in them appear to have vanished, seemingly into thin air. HE WAITS Maura Isles is driving through the area with a group of friends when they find themselves trapped in a snowstorm. They stumble into the abandoned village to take shelter. But their nightmare has only just begun. THEY DISAPPEAR Days later, Jane Rizzoli flies to Wyoming to search for her missing friend. A crashed vehicle has been found with four badly burned bodies still inside. Can one of the corpses be Maura's? Jane's hunt for the truth leads her to Kingdom Come. Where the person who was watching Maura now lies waiting for her ...

Ice Cold

Ice Cold

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2010

In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, theyre stranded with no help in sight. As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The towns previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness someone who is watching Maura and her friends. Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Mauras charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless and the chilling truth about Mauras fate.

Ice Cold

Ice Cold

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2010

In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, theyre stranded with no help in sight.As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The towns previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darknesssomeone who is watching Maura and her friends.Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Mauras charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and mercilessand the chilling truth about Mauras fate.

Harvest

Harvest

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

`Suspense as sharp as a scalpel's edge. A page-turning, hold-your-breath read' Tami Hoag HEART-STOPPING TERROR Dr Abby Di Matteo has made the best - and the worst - decision of her career. Instead of giving a donor heart to the wealthy patient it's been reserved for, she uses it to save a dying boy's life. Luckily, a new heart appears that's perfectly suited to the original patient, and the furore dies down. But then Abby discovers that the organ has been obtained illegally. Defying the hospital's commands, she starts her own investigation... And uncovers a murderous conspiracy that will threaten her very life . . .

The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles series 1)

The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles series 1)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IT HURTS... `This is crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best' Harlan Coben A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained. Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead. So why does it feel like he's stalking her again? IT'S GORY, IT'S GRIPPING, IT'S GERRITSEN

Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles series 5)

Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles series 5)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

STARE DEATH IN THE FACE 'If you're home alone, do not risk even the first sentence. Once you've started reading this book, putting it down is not an option' Mo Hayder Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles unzips a body bag and gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. The woman is rushed to hospital, where she murders a guard and siezes hostages, including a heavily pregnant Detective Jane Rizzoli. No one knows who this woman is, or what she wants. Only Jane, trapped with the madwoman, can solve the mystery. If she survives the night . . .

Life Support

Life Support

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

DON'T COUNT ON SEEING TOMORROW Dr Toby Harper's quiet night is disrupted when a severely ill man stumbles into ER. She suspects a viral brain infection. But shortly after trying to treat him, he disappears without a trace. When a second person is admitted with the same symptoms, she starts to trace the deadly infection backwards. And begins to suspect foul play. And that she may be on borrowed time . . .

The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles series 2)

The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles series 2)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

A KILLER WHO KNOWS HIS TRADE `Head-to-head with Nicci French and Karin Slaughter . . . A classic page-turner' Daily Mirror A series of horrific murders seem disturbingly familiar to Detective Jane Rizzoli. They remind her and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles of those committed by a killer known as the Surgeon, who they recently put behind bars. While they're still trying to track down the new killer, the unthinkable happens: the Surgeon escapes. Suddenly, Jane is chasing not one but two brilliant and twisted minds, united by one goal... To perfect their skills on the woman who's hunting them

The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles series 6)

The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles series 6)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

'Gruesome, seductive and creepily credible' The Times 'I HAVE SINNED' The words are scrawled in blood at the most shocking murder scene Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli have ever witnessed. The victim, a young woman, has been entirely drained of blood and horrifically dismembered. When there's a second murder, the police uncover a link to a secret society known as the Mephisto Club. Their mission is a terrifying one - to find the true source of evil on earth. But has evil already found them?

Girl Missing

Girl Missing

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2009

The first body is a mystery.Shes young. Shes beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secretsexcept for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside.The next body is a warning.When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets. The police are sceptical. The mayor wont listen. And Kats chief suspect is one of the towns most prominent citizens.The final bodymight be hers.With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.

Keeping the Dead (Rizzoli & Isles series 7)

Keeping the Dead (Rizzoli & Isles series 7)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2009

HE HIDES, HE KILLS, HE KEEPS . . . Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles is asked to attend an intriguing examination. An ancient mummy has been found in a museum basement, prompting great media excitement. But with horror she realises that it's not as ancient as they thought...A very modern bullet is showing up on the scan. Detective Jane Rizzoli is called to investigate and soon discovers a second - and then a third - mummified body. Who is this killer and why does he preserve his victims so meticulously? And who will be the next to join his monstrous collection?

Keeping the Dead (Rizzoli & Isles series 7)

Keeping the Dead (Rizzoli & Isles series 7)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/01/2009

She's Pilgrim Hospital's most unusual patient, and on this Saturday night, a media circus is gathered to record every minute of her visit to the X-ray department. Crammed into the small CT scan room are reporters, TV cameras, a select group of medical technicians - and forensic pathologist Maura Isles. Maura is there because the patient being scanned tonight isn't alive. She's probably been dead for centuries. She is, in fact, a mummy. As the CT scan proceeds, everyone in the room leans in close - and gasps in horror as an image of a bullet is revealed. Maura declares it a possible homicide case and calls in Detective Jane Rizzoli. When the preserved body of a second victim is found - and then a third - it becomes all too clear that not only is a maniac at large but he is taunting them. And that, unless Maura and Jane can find and stop him, he will soon be adding yet another chilling piece to his monstrous collection

Keepsake

Keepsake

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2008

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston’s Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed “Madam X,” the mummy–to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact–seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse–horrifying proof that this “centuries-old” relic is instead a modern-day murder victim.To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large–and is now taunting them.Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo’s blood runs cold when the killer’s cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering–or perhaps a ghastly promise of what’s to come.The twisted killer’s familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.From the Hardcover edition.

The Bone Garden

The Bone Garden

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/01/2008

Julia Hamill is gardening one afternoon in rural Massachusetts when her spade strikes something soft and unyielding - not a rock but a human skull. Medical examiner Maura Isles quickly determines that the skeleton - that of a woman - dates back to the early 1800s.'But too much time has passed,' Maura warns Julia. 'We may never know the whole story of how she died.' Boston in the 1830s is a place of disease and pestilence - and no one is more aware of this than Norris Marshall, a student at Harvard Medical School who is forced to support himself by performing the most secretive job of all. Norris is a resurrectionist - a body-snatcher - who procures cadavers from grave robbers in order to further his study of human anatomy. Soon he finds himself hunting the most notorious killer of his time, a shadowy figure who flits through graveyards and glittering ballrooms. What he does not realize is that the killer is far closer than he thinks ...

Mephisto Club

Mephisto Club

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the hit TNT series—continue their action-packed crime-solving streak. Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.  PECCAVIThe Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I HAVE SINNED. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O'Donnell–Jane's professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club. On top of Beacon Hill, the club's acolytes devote themselves to the analysis of evil: Can it be explained by science? Does it have a physical presence? Do demons walk the earth? Drawing on a wealth of dark historical data and mysterious religious symbolism, the Mephisto scholars aim to prove a startling theory: that Satan himself exists among us. With the grisly appearance of a corpse on their doorstep, it's clear that someone–or something–is indeed prowling the city. The members of the club begin to fear the very subject of their study. Could this maniacal killer be one of their own–or have they inadvertently summoned an evil entity from the darkness? Delving deep into the most baffling and unusual case of their careers, Maura and Jane embark on a terrifying journey to the very heart of evil, where they encounter a malevolent foe more dangerous than any they have ever faced . . . one whose work is only just beginning.

Bone Garden

Bone Garden

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2007

Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soilhuman, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder.Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, medical student Norris Marshall has joined the ranks of local resurrectioniststhose who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. But when a distinguished doctor is found murdered and mutilated on university grounds, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, THE BONE GARDEN deftly traces the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles series 6)

The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles series 6)

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/01/2007

Christmas Eve in Boston is no holy night for medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. In a rundown house a woman has been dismembered in an act of carnage that leaves veteran cops in shock. The last person called from the dead girl's phone is Dr. Joyce O'Donnell, a celebrity psychiatrist who's made her name defending serial murderers. But there are other clues that make the police wonder if this slaying was part of a Satanic ritual. Drawn on the wall, in blood, are ancient symbols, and a mirror-image word in Latin that, translated, says: I have sinned. Then a second woman is found butchered on Beacon Hill, just outside the grand residence of Anthony Sansone, a reclusive historian. He is the leader of the Mephisto Club, an old and secret society dedicated to the study of evil, and to confronting it in its purest form. On the door to Sansone's house have been scrawled yet more ancient symbols. Are they clues? Or threats? When the same symbols appear on Maura Isles' door, Maura and Jane must call on the Mephisto Club for assistance. Because this is a form of evil Boston PD has never encountered before. And the only way they can defeat it is by turning to the people who understand the devil himself.

Vanish: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Vanish: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the hit TNT series—continue their bestselling crime-solving streak. A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless thriller. A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages . . . one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli. Who is this violent, desperate soul, and what does she want? As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the mysterious killer's identity. When federal agents suddenly appear on the scene, Maura and Gabriel realize that they are dealing with a case that goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis. Only Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, holds the key to the mystery. And only she can solve it–if she survives the night.

Sinner

Sinner

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Apprentice comes a chilling new novel of suspense featuring Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles, on the deadly trail of an anonymous madman who's committed an unholy crime.Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered in the early morning hours at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the sanctuary walls of the cloistered convent, now stained with blood, lie two nuns—one dead, one critically injured—victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, and the elderly nuns in residence can offer little help in the police investigation. But medical examiner Maura Isles's autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille, the order's sole novice, gave birth before she was murdered. Then the disturbing case takes a stunning new turn when another woman is found murdered in an abandoned building, her body mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes closer and closer to home—and toward a dawning revelation about the killer's identity too shattering to consider. As spine-tingling as it is mind-jolting, The Sinner showcases Tess Gerritsen in peak form—bringing her intimate knowledge of the dark depths of criminal investigation brilliantly to bear. Beneath its layers of startling insight into the souls of its characters, and the richly wrought depiction of the everyday war between good and evil, beats the unstoppable heart of an irresistible thriller. PRAISE FOR TESS GERRITSEN The Surgeon ';A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax.' —People (Page-Turner of the week) ';Creepy . . . [The Surgeon] will exert a powerful grip on readers.' —Chicago Tribune ';Grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go.' —TAMI HOAG The Apprentice ';Skillful and scary.' —The Washington Post Book World ';An adrenaline rush from start to finish.' —IRIS JOHANSEN ';Masterful . . . Gerritsen moves into the Thomas Harris class, though with a style all her own.' —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Body Double

Body Double

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles literally meets her match–and must face a savage serial killer and shattering personal revelations–in the brilliant new novel of suspense by the New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon and The Sinner.Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her share of corpses every day–many of them victims of violent murder. But never before has her blood run cold, and never has the grim expression “dead ringer” rung so terrifyingly true. Because never before has the lifeless body on the medical examiner’s table been her own.Yet there can be no denying the mind-reeling evidence before her shocked eyes and those of her colleagues, including Detective Jane Rizzoli: the woman found shot to death outside Maura’s home is the mirror image of Maura, down to the most intimate physical nuances. Even more chilling is the discovery that they share the same birth date and blood type. For the stunned Maura, an only child, there can be just one explanation. And when a DNA test confirms that Maura’s mysterious doppelgänger is in fact her twin sister, an already bizarre murder investigation becomes a disturbing and dangerous excursion into a past full of dark secrets.Searching for answers, Maura is drawn to a seaside town in Maine where other horrifying surprises await. But perhaps more frightening, an unknown murderer is at large on a cross-country killing spree. To stop the massacre and uncover the twisted truth about her own roots, Maura must probe her first living subject: the mother that she never knew . . . an icy and cunning woman who could be responsible for giving Maura life–and who just may have a plan to take it away.

Apprentice

Apprentice

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the hit TNT series—continue their crime-solving streak. The bestselling author of The Surgeon returns—and so does that chilling novel's diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and all-too-deadly. It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city's streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad. But Rizzoli isn't counting on the U.S. government's sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn't counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta. . . . Filled with superbly created characters—and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark—The Apprentice is Tess Gerritsen at her brilliant best. Set in a stunning world where evil is easy to learn and hard to end, this is a thriller by a master who could teach other authors a thing or two.

Bloodstream

Bloodstream

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/1998

Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. She's also hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the news of a shocking incident: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence.Claire has stopped prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, a decision that some in town now second-guess. But before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury.Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic. She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history, and an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.Woven with the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver, and propelled by an expert sense of small-town terror, Bloodstream is Tess Gerritsen's most unforgettable thriller yet.

Life Support

Life Support

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/1997

The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital is a calm one, which suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine. While Toby is fiercely proud of the stripes she earned as a resident in a big-city ER, she's come to appreciate the pace at Springer. But no hospital could have been prepared for the man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment. And then he disappears without a trace.Under fire from the hospital administration for literally losing a patient, and fearful that she's missed a life-threatening diagnosis, Toby knows she must find the patient. Her hunt is intensified when a second delirious patient dies in the hospital's care. But even more chilling is the discovery that the infection can only be spread through direct tissue exchange.

Harvest

Harvest

Author: Tess Gerritsen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/1996

Abby DiMatteo, immersed in her second year as a surgical resident at Boston's Bayside Hospital, is elated when the hospital's elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But soon she must make a critical decision that jeopardizes her entire career.A car crash victim's healthy heart is ready to be harvested and is conveniently cross-matched to a wealthy patient, forty-six-year-old Nina Voss. Abby and chief resident Vivian Chao hatch a bold plan to make sure that the transplant goes instead to dying seventeen-year old boy. Then, after a new heart for Nina appears, Abby makes a terrible discovery -- Nina's heart has not come through the proper channels.Defying the hospital's demands for silence, Abby, with Dr. Chao's help, plunges into an investigation that reveals an intricate -- and murderous -- chain of deceptions. Every move she makes spawns a vicious backlash...and, in a ship anchored in the stagnant waters of Boston Harbor, a final, grisly discovery lies waiting...Compelling and provocative, Harvest is a mesmerizing tale -- and one that introduces Tess Gerritsen as a new master of first-class suspense fiction.

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