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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 familiaritywith 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.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2008)

ISBN: 978-0-345-49762-8

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Tess Gerritsen

Dr. Tess Gerritsen (born June 1953) is an international and New York Times-bestselling thriller writer, published in over thirty countries.

Gerritsen was raised in San Diego, California, and was educated at Stanford University. She received her M.D. at the University of California, San Francisco. While working and living in Hawaii, Dr. Gerritsen submitted a short story to Honolulu Magazine's statewide fiction contest. Her story won first place, and she subsequently left medical practice. Her first few novels were romantic thrillers, however she gained nationwide acclaim for her first medical thriller "Harvest".

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Rizzoli_and_Maura_Isles Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles]

*"The Surgeon" (2001), ISBN 0-345-44783-2
*"The Apprentice" (2002), ISBN 0-345-44785-9
*"The Sinner" (2003), ISBN 0-345-45891-5
*"Body Double" (2004), ISBN 0-345-45893-1
*"Vanish" (2005), ISBN 0-345-47697-2
*"The Mephisto Club" (2006), ISBN 0-739-32624-4
*"The Bone Garden" (2007), ISBN 0-345-49761-1
*"The Keepsake/Keeping the Dead"(2008), ISBN 0-739-32714-3

Novels

*"Adventure's Mistress" (1985), ISBN 0-938422-13-8 (1st Mini-bound novel)
*"Harvest" (1996), ISBN 0-671-55301-1
*"Life Support" (1997), ISBN 0-671-55303-8
*"Bloodstream" (1998), ISBN 0-671-01675-X
*"Gravity" (1999), ISBN 0-671-01678-4
*"The Bone Garden" (2007), ISBN 0-345-49760-0 (a novel which features Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Paperbacks

In addition to the listed hardbacks, the following have been made into paperback.Many of the author's paperback novels have been printed into large text, hardback editions.
*"Love's Masquerade" (1986) - ISBN 0-938422-33-2
*"Call After midnight" (1987) - ISBN 0-373-22078-2 (2001) ISBN 1-55166-834-3
*"Under the Knife" (1990) - ISBN 0-373-22136-3 (2004)ISBN 0-7783-0067-6
*"Whistleblower" (1992) - ISBN 0-373-22195-9 (1998) ISBN 1-55166-468-2
*"Never Say Die" (1992) - ISBN 0-373-22181-9 (1996) ISBN 1-55166-176-4
*"Presumed Guilty" (1993) - ISBN 0-373-22238-6 (1997) ISBN 1-55166-299-X
*"Peggy Sue Got Murdered" (1994) - ISBN 072785304X
*"In Their Footsteps" (1994) - ISBN 0-373-22278-5 (1999) ISBN 1-55166-532-8
*"Thief of Hearts" (1995) - ISBN 0-373-22328-5
*"Keeper of the Bride" (1996) - ISBN 0-373-22359-5 (2002) ISBN 1-55166-935-8

Omnibus

*"Silver linings" (1991) (3 authors) ISBN
*"Three Complete Novels: Presumed Guilty, Whistleblower, Never Say Die" (1992)(Gerritsen) ISBN 0-7394-0300-1
*"Temperature Rising: Under the Knife; Love Thy Neighbor; An Unexpected Man" (1994) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-20099-4
*"Something to hide - Thief of Hearts / Shadow on the Sun" (1999) (2 authors) ISBN 0-373-83414-4
*"Heatwave: Part of the Bargain, The Dream Unfolds, Whistleblower" (1998) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83459-4
*"Impulse" (2000) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83432-2
*"Take 5" (2001) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83495-0
*"Stolen Memories" (2001) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83477-2
*"Unveiled: Whistleblower; Mirror, Mirror, Lover, Stranger" (2002) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83538-8
*"Family Passions; The Family Way, Chances Are, and Presumed Guilty" (2002) (3 authors) ISBN 0-373-83525-6
*"Double Impact" (2003) - ISBN 0-373-83583-3 (two books-in-one co-authored with Debra Webb)
*"In Their Footsteps" (2004) (3 Authors) ISBN 0-373-83621-X
*"Harvest/ Life Support" (2005) (Gerritsen) ISBN 1-4165-0740-X
*"Call After MidnightUnder The Knife" (2006) (Gerritsen) ISBN 0-373-77172-X
*"Murder and Mayhen" (2006) - ISBN 0-7783-0145-1

Play

*"Adrift" This was featured in 1993 on the "CBS Movie of the Week" starring Kate Jackson

Awards

"The Surgeon" received a RITA award Romance Writers of America in 2002 for Best Romantic Suspense Novel.

In 2006, her novel "Vanish" received the Nero Award for best mystery novel. "Vanish" was also nominated for both an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America as well as the Macavity Award.

Further reading

Interviews with Gerritsen:
* [http://www.writersnewsweekly.com/literary_spotlight_tess_gerritsen.html WritersNewsWeekly.com: April 29, 2008]
* http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/11/14/medical_mysteries_add_twists_to_historical_thriller/
* [http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=134121&ac=Audience Portland Press Herald: September 16, 2007]
* [http://glamhub.com/2007/09/tess_gerritsen/ Glam Hub: September 1, 2007]
* [http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/2006/09/author-interview-tess-gerritsen.html Novel Journey: September 4, 2006]
* [http://murderati.typepad.com/murderati/2006/08/on_the_bubble_w.html Murderati: August 5, 2006]

External links

* [http://www.tessgerritsen.com/ TessGerritsen.com]
* [http://www.tessgerritsen.com/blog Tess Gerritsen's Blog]
* [http://www.tessgerritsen.co.uk/ Tess Gerritsen's Official UK site]

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