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The Keepsake, Tess Gerritsen’s seventh Rizzoli & Isles book, sounds like it could be a creepy Halloween thriller. Keeping the Dead is the seventh book in Tess Gerrtisen’s addictive Rizzoli and Isles series, and it was another addictive read

The Keepsake, Tess Gerritsen’s seventh Rizzoli & Isles book, sounds like it could be a creepy Halloween thriller. I found it to be an intriguing puzzle. Keeping the Dead is the seventh book in Tess Gerrtisen’s addictive Rizzoli and Isles series, and it was another addictive read. In all honesty, I was rather disappointed by The Mephisto Club. It wasn’t quite what I had been hoping for, and I feared the series was starting to dip. Fortunately, Keeping the Dead (or The Keepsake as it is called in other countries) returns the series to what we know and love.

Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Life Support, Bloodstream, Gravity, and The Surgeon.

Keeping the Dead Paperback – 2 Jan 2014. by Tess Gerritsen (Author). Tess is at the classiest end of crime writing. On reading her you know that you are in the hands of a master" (Boyd Hilton SIMON MAYO PROGRAMME, BBC Radio 5 Live). Spectacularly gory and utterly gripping in equal measure" (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY). Taking their lives is not enough. IT'S gory, IT's gripping, IT's gerritsen. See all Product description.

Tess Gerritsen was born on June 12, 1953 in San Diego, California. She received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a . from the University of California, San Francisco. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. Her first novel, Call After Midnight was published in 1987. It was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote the screenplay, Adrift, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson. Her first medical thriller, Harvest, was published in 1996.

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. 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.

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Keeping the Dead (UK) Maura is there because the patient being scanned tonight isn’t alive. She’s probably been dead for centuries.

Keeping the Dead (UK). She’s Pilgrim Hospital’s most unusual patient, and on this Saturday night, a media circus is gathered to record every minute of her visit to the X-ray department. Crammed into the small CT scan room are reporters, TV cameras, a select group of medical technicians – and forensic pathologist Maura Isles. Maura is there because the patient being scanned tonight isn’t alive. She is, in fact, a mummy. As the CT scan proceeds, everyone in the room leans in close – and gasps in horror as an image of a bullet is revealed.

Title: Keeping the Dead (BBC Audiobooks) Author(s): Tess Gerritsen ISBN: 1-4458-7729-5 .

Published: 17/08/2009. On reading her you know that you are in the hands of a master". Boyd Hilton, SIMON MAYO PROGRAMME, BBC Radio 5 Live. Last to Die. Tess Gerritsen. View all. About the Author.

What does the crime writer Tess Gerritsen have in common with Clint . That appears to be what the highly talented Gerritsen has done in Keeping the Dead.

That appears to be what the highly talented Gerritsen has done in Keeping the Dead. This new book, however, is markedly more linear and less character-driven than her usual fare.

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This was my first experience using Whisper-sync, so bear that in mind. I found the book intriguing, and that was in spite of the distractions that come with listening while doing other things, as opposed to sitting and reading. Some things I found predictable perhaps might not have been to someone with less experience with the author or the genre. If I had read this 20 years ago, I think I would have rated it "full of surprises." As it was, I found the predictable parts comfortable in their familiarity, and in keeping with the characters. Sometimes too much "surprise twist" just strains credulity, and that never happens in the book. The characters remain human, and having characters the reader cares about builds suspense better than surprise twists, because being invested in the characters makes the reader worry about them, as though they are friends in actual peril. That happens in this book.
Gerritsen is the master of putting all of the little pieces together to form one large puzzle. Her earlier novels displayed her penchant for lifelike and likable characters, dramatic issues, and surprising plot twists. This book marks a step forward in her development as a writer in the detective/mystery genre as she spins riddles and clues with ever increasing skill.
As with classic mystery novels, there are red herrings and layers of plot development That intertwine. It started a little slow, but quickly picked up speed as Gerritsen displays yet again her talent for creating tense, creepy scenes utilizing setting and atmospheric elements to build suspense. All of the characters/suspects are introduced early in the story, and when the end arrives it left me feeling like I could have solved the puzzle but did not.
It reads quickly and easily, the skill not in the complexity, but rather in the twists and turns of deft plotting. I also enjoyed the Mephisto Club appearances and theories.
Highly recommended for fans of the mystery genre.
The book opens with a flashback before jumping into the present day like most of Gerritsen's books. When we got to the present, Dr. Isles is joining a team that is about to uncover an ancient mummy. During the process, they find out that the mummy, nicknamed Madam X isn't a mummy from ancient times. Rather, she is a murder victim who years ago. More corpses turn up of women who have been murdered and whose bodies were preserved in nearly the same manor as that of Madam X. One of staff members of the Crispin Museum has dark secret and might seem to know more than she is telling the Police. Apart from that, there is also some development in Maura and Jane's private lives as well a major change in Detective Frost's.

Personally I felt that the archaeology angle almost stole the show here, but it was still interesting to learn about some those facts. If Ms. Gerritsen ever does decide to write an adventure novel, I bet it would an interesting read. There are plenty of twists in here that will keep you guessing. One of the most important things in mystery writing is surprising (and maybe even shocking) the reading with a revelation that they would never have seen coming. And that is one of the highlights of this book. So I strongly recommend anyone to read it.
I have only read a few of Gerritsen's books and confess to being disappointed in them in that in every case Rizzoli takes over the book, she becomes the main character. I had hopes Doctor Maura Isles would be lead and there would be more fascinating discoveries, that a less competent M.E. would never have noticed or known what they were, and thus added more interest instead of degenerating into a conventional multiple murder mystery. But a thousand year old mummy becomes a centuries old mummy, and other fascinating and off beat body preservation methods are mentioned, if head shrinking can be classified as a body preservation method. A discussion of these preservation's means is given but is not necessary to the solution; I wanted them to be more meaningful even if it meant only one method were chosen for all, however the explanation of them did contribute to my interest in the book. However tracking down of the killer is what the book really is all about, isn't it? After all, it is a suspense novel and the customary conflicts, false trails, hidden motives, and, hopefully, the killer is kept concealed from suspicion up until near the climax or end of the book.
The above is a general review to explain the three rating, and why not a four or five although the interest is at a higher level. It is now necessary to be more explicit and follow the book. A mummy is found in a private museum with little provenance to guide the caretakers. It is found to be only hundreds of years old, not thousands and has advanced dental fillings and a bullet in its ankle. These discoveries cause the entire holdings of the museum to come under scrutiny. Bog preservation and skin shrinking are found in other artifacts. A recently hired archaeologist gets tangled in the investigation, we are informed that she holds a false name, that she and her mother had been fleeing undisclosed pursuers for years. Peelings are slowly unwrapped from these discoveries, the woman is kidnapped and detective Rizzoli goes into high mode and finds out facts about the museum owners and donors, eventually leading to a resolution and Doctor Isles gets lost in the rush. All these complications hold our interest and create suspense, however why they happen when they do is not always explained satisfactorily. Still, it did make an interesting read.