Search Results: "Tess Gerritsen"


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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 >

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THE SILENT GIRL by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"The ending is way over the top, the prose occasionally purple-tinged, but Gerritsen is a hardscrabble plotter, and much of what she does is compelling."
Paired for the 10th time, Rizzoli (homicide cop) and Isles (forensic pathologist) learn that in Boston's Chinatown, revenge is a dish served sweet & sour. 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ICE COLD by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"While the ending feels rushed, Gerritsen, a physician whose novels are not for the squeamish, can always be counted on to deliver a yarn that's start-to-finish entertaining. This one is no exception."
Gerritsen (The Bone Garden, 2007, etc.) brings back Maura Isles, a Boston-based medical examiner, and her partner in crime solving, Det. Jane Rizzoli, in this often gory and always engrossing thriller set against a frozen Wyoming winter. Read full book review >

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HARVEST by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The pages turn themselves as this far-from-superhuman heroine tries, in vain, to convince the world that she's not paranoid: Everyone really is out to get her."
Former internist Gerritsen debuts with a tale of medical suspense as taut and well-plotted as it is formulaic. Read full book review >