Rizzoli & Isles

by 13 books in this series
Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are the stars of bestselling Tess Gerritsen's thriller series and the inspiration for the hit US TV series Rizzoli and Isles.
Inspired by her career as a medical physican, Tess Gerritsen has created a thrilling crime series with two dynamic heroines at the heart. Together, Rizzoli and Isles pick apart the most terrifying murder cases of their careers.
The Sinner
The Sinner

‘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?
Listen To Me
Listen To Me
'Suspenseful and clever - nobody is who they seem to be in this shocking and fast-paced mystery.' KARIN SLAUGHTER

The nail-biting new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Have you met Rizzoli & Isles yet?

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are investigating a gruesome and seemingly senseless murder. The victim was a respected, much loved nurse. But she was guarding a dangerous secret - a secret that may have lead the killer straight to her door.

Meanwhile, Jane's watchful mother Angela Rizzoli is convinced there's something strange, perhaps even dangerous, about her new neighbours across the street. The problem is, no one is listening to her. Not even her own daughter.

Ignored and frustrated, and with danger mounting in her neighbourhood, Angela may be forced to take action on her own . . .

'Outstanding - inventive, scary, and funny. Listen to Me is Gerritsen at her best!' KATHY REICHS

'Gerritsen walks that high wire between humour and suspense without ever falling off as she plays a great game of bait and switch with her readers.' LINWOOD BARCLAY

Readers are raving about Listen to Me!
'Tightly woven plot, sharp characters and some laugh out loud scenes. LOVED IT' *****
'Twisting and turning with an intriguing plotline and maintaining a dark undercurrent throughout' *****
'This may have been my first Gerritsen book but it won't be the last!' *****

Praise for Tess Gerritsen:

'Tess Gerritsen's clever plotting and medical knowledge give her thrillers that extra edge. Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places.'

'Suspense doesn't get smarter than this.'

'Crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best.'

'Baby, you are going to be up all night.'

'Gruesome, seductive and creepily credible.'

'Hair-raising, nail-biting stuff.'

Sunday Times bestseller, January 2024
Die Again
Die Again
'Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best' HARLAN COBEN

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.

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.

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...
Body Double
Body Double

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

Forensic 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 . . .
I Know a Secret
I Know a Secret
'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
The Apprentice
The Apprentice


'Gerritsen was a medic before she turned to writing, and her book contains enough grisly details to put you off hospitals for life. But if you like your crime medicine strong, this will keep you gripped' MAIL ON SUNDAY

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 Silent Girl
The Silent Girl
'Tess Gerritsen gets better with every book.' DAILY MIRROR

Detective Jane Rizzoli is investigating the violent murder of a woman in Boston's Chinatown.
Two strands of silver hair cling to the body - Rizzoli's only clue, but enough for her and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling discovery.

Years earlier, five people died in a horrifying murder-suicide in a restaurant close by. But one
woman connected to that massacre is very much alive, and harbouring a deadly secret.
A secret that will kill again.

Unless Jane and Maura can track it down, and defeat it . . .

'Suspense doesn't get smarter than this'

'Absolutely riveting

Don't miss Tess Gerritsen's gripping new thriller, LISTEN TO ME - out now!
The Killing Place
The Killing Place
'Gerritsen plays on our fears . . . exploring what can happen when ordinary people unwittingly trigger extraordinary events.' Daily Mail

Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles and a group of friends find themselves trapped in a terrifying snowstorm in Wyoming. They stumble into the snowbound village of Kingdom Come to take shelter. Here they find twelve eerily identical houses standing dark and abandoned . . .

It soon becomes clear that Maura's nightmare has only just begun.

Days later Detective Jane Rizzoli flies out to search for her missing friend. Her hunt for
the truth leads her to Kingdom Come.

Where someone lies waiting for her . . .
Last to Die
Last to Die
'Suspense doesn't get much smarter than this' Lee Child

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?

'Crime-writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best' Harlan Coben
The Surgeon
The Surgeon

'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?

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