Search Results: "Tess Gerritsen"


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GRAVITY by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1999

"Doc Gerritsen (Bloodstream, 1998, etc.), a former internist who creates chilling viral disasters, knows all the natural gates and alleys of the human bio-novel as well as she does the musculature of suspense."
A strongly plotted thriller about a plague-like epidemic on a space station. Read full book review >

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BODY DOUBLE by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Gerritsen always does well on the charts, but this masterful outing should rocket her into the top bracket of suspense writers."
Doc Gerritsen rises to her best yet, skirting neatly around the cliché plotting usually tied to serial killers. Read full book review >

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THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Sharp characters stitch your eye to the page. An all-nighter."
Top-grade thriller-diller from Gerritsen (the jaw-chattering Gravity, 1999, etc.), a former internist who gave up the stethoscope to raise kids and chills. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH FIRE by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Clear your schedule for this one—you won't want to put it down until you're finished."
A suspenseful thriller about mysterious music and a violinist's fear of her child. Read full book review >

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THE MEPHISTO CLUB by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Some sizable plot holes, some purplish prose ('Friendships are broken all the time, so are hearts'), but the Gerritsen fan base will survive intact."
Demons-'R-Us in this formulaic entry by one of the queens of the romance/thriller hybrid (Body Double, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIFE SUPPORT by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A satisfyingly nefarious scheme, some tentative romance, and enough medical rushing-about to satisfy hardcore ER fans add up to a lively ride."
Former internist Gerritsen follows Harvest (1996) with another far-fetched but effective medical thriller. Read full book review >

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LAST TO DIE by Tess Gerritsen
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Purplish prose and a wildly baroque ending won't deter a devoted fan base."
Three children survive wholesale homicide, and Rizzoli and Isles (Silent Girl, 2011, etc.) have to find out how. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A SECRET by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"One character's statement that 'sometimes up really is down' applies to this complex and enjoyable story. It's a worthy addition to the series."
The latest in the Rizzoli and Isles series (Die Again, 2014, etc.) mixes martyrdom, murder, and mystery. Read full book review >

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DIE AGAIN by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Mystery lovers not familiar with the author's work should brace themselves, because they might trip over a bucket of entrails. But they will also find a terrific storyteller."
A not-for-the-squeamish murder mystery set in both Boston and Botswana. Read full book review >

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THE BONE GARDEN by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers with delicate stomachs may find Gerritsen's graphic descriptions of corpse dissection hard to take, but the story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes."
An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Note: Do not read this one in bed or when home alone."
You may need a smear of Vicks menthol under your nose to get through Gerritsen's autopsies and crime scenes in this follow-up, a masterful sequel to The Surgeon (2001). Read full book review >

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THE SINNER by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Glorious deaths bursting with the guilty glow of sex."
All her pages suffused purple from lividity, Doc Gerritsen's morgue slab awaits you, reader. Read full book review >