Books

I Know a Secret

Tess Gerritsen

'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

Playing with Fire

Tess Gerritsen

What if your child wanted you dead?

Julia is terrified by her daughter's aggressive behaviour. Lily has changed from an angelic little girl into someone she is afraid to be alone with.

What scares Julia most, though, is that she 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 BALDACCI

Die Again

Tess Gerritsen

'Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best' HARLAN COBEN

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

Tess Gerritsen

'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?

John Doe (A Rizzoli and Isles short story)

Tess Gerritsen

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

Tess Gerritsen

'Gripping . . . Both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller' Publishers Weekly

EVIL IS ON THE PROWL

A severed hand is found in an alleyway in Boston’s Chinatown. Detective Jane Rizzoli discovers the rest of the body on a nearby rooftop, the head nearly severed.

The only clue Jane has is two strands of hair, but it’s enough for Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling connection. This violent attack has its roots in an unsolved murder-suicide case from nineteen years ago. The only witness, a beautiful martial arts master, has never dared to speak.

And she may never get the chance...

The Killing Place

Tess Gerritsen

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 ...

Harvest

Tess Gerritsen

‘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 . . .

Life Support

Tess Gerritsen

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 Bone Garden

Tess Gerritsen

A gruesome secret is about to be unearthed...

When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton - that of a young woman - has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she die?

It is the 1930s, and an impoverished medical student, Norris Marshall, is forced to procure corpses in order to further his studies in human anatomy.

It's a gruesome livelihood that will bring him into contact with a terrifying serial killer who slips from ballrooms to graveyards and into autopsy suites.

And who is far, far closer than Norris could ever imagine...

The Sinner

Tess Gerritsen

JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING . . .

‘Absolutely riveting - you won’t be able to put this down’ Mo Hayder

Two nuns are brutally attacked within the walls of their convent. There seems to be no shred of motive. But during the autopsy Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles discovers something entirely unexpected.

And when a second, heavily mutilated body is found and linked to the case, she and Detective Jane Rizzoli find themselves in the midst of a terrifying investigation that seems to implicate everyone.

Because who can really say they’re free from sin?

The Mephisto Club

Tess Gerritsen

'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?

Vanish

Tess Gerritsen

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 . . .

The Apprentice

Tess Gerritsen

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 Surgeon

Tess Gerritsen

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

Body Double

Tess Gerritsen

IT’S MY BODY THERE ON THE TABLE

'A rip-roaring plot with scares and bumps on every page . . . A first-class modern thriller' Guardian

Pathologist Maura Isles has dissected her fair share of corpses. But this time it’s different, because the victim looks exactly like her.

Detective Jane Rizzoli is assigned to investigate, and finds herself tracking a twisted killer across the country. To catch him, Maura is forced to delve into a dark and dangerous family history - her own.

Blood ties are the hardest to escape . . .

Girl Missing

Tess Gerritsen

‘Head-to-head with Nicci French and Karin Slaughter’ Daily Mirror

THE FIRST BODY IS A MYSTERY.
She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secrets - except 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 won't listen. And Kat's chief suspect is one of the town's most prominent citizens.

THE FINAL BODY . . . MIGHT 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

Tess Gerritsen

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?

Biography

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.