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Tess Gerritsen


USA (1953 - )

Tess Gerritsen left a successful medical practice to bring up her children and concentrate on her writing. She lives in Maine, with her family.
 
Series
Tavistock Family
1. In Their Footsteps (1994)
2. Thief of Hearts (1995)
     aka Stolen
In Their FootstepsThief of Hearts
 
The SurgeonThe ApprenticeThe SinnerBody Double
VanishThe Mephisto ClubKeeping the DeadIce Cold
FreaksThe Silent GirlJohn DoeLast to Die
Die AgainRizzoli & Isles 8-Book BundleThe Rizzoli & Isles Series 9-Book BundleThe Rizzoli & Isles Series 10-Book Bundle
 
Novels
Call After MidnightUnder the KnifeNever Say DieWhistleblower
Presumed GuiltyPeggy Sue Got MurderedHarvestLife Support
BloodstreamGravityThe Bone GardenNo Rest for the Dead
 
Omnibus
Three Complete Novels: Presumed Guilty / Whistleblower / Never Say DieTemperature RisingHeatwave (Omnibus): Part of the Bargain / Dream Unfolds / Under the KnifeSomething to Hide
Impulse: Three Complete NovelsStolen MemoriesTake 5, Volume 4Family Passions: Family Way / Chances Are / Presumed Guilty
Unveiled: Whistleblower / Mirror, Mirror / Lover, StrangerDouble ImpactGravity / BloodstreamUnder the Knife / Whistleblower
Call After Midnight / Under the KnifeMurder and MayhemNever Say Die / WhistleblowerHarvest / Life Support
Under the Knife / Never Say Die / In Their Footsteps / Call After MidnightIn Their Footsteps / Thief Of HeartsPresumed Guilty / Keeper Of The BrideDon't Talk To Strangers
In Their Footsteps / StolenKeeper of the Bride / WhistleblowerNever Say Die / Presumed Guilty
 
Series contributed to
Keeper of the Bride
 
Awards
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2002) : The Surgeon
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Vanish
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Vanish


Tess Gerritsen recommends
Bad Blood
Bad Blood (1995)
(Victoria Lucci Mystery, book 1)
Suzanne Proulx
"Suzanne Proulx offers readers a delightful dose of death in this novel of hospital suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Tell Me Lies
Tell Me Lies (1998)
Jennifer Crusie
"Smart, sexy and howlingly funny."
Empty Cradle
Empty Cradle (1998)
Karen Harper
"Aill keep you awake until bedtime and beyond. Timely and gripping."
Chameleon
Chameleon (1998)
(P. J. Gray, book 3)
Shirley Kennett
"In CHAMELEON, Kennett has crafted an utterly chilling villain, cloaked in a child's innocence. A scary, compelling read."
Firebrand Bride
Firebrand Bride (1999)
Janet Lynnford
"Lush and sexy... a compelling read."
Ghost Dance
Ghost Dance (1999)
Mark T Sullivan
"Mark Sullivan combines poetic writing with eerie elements of mysticism to fashion yet another fascinating thriller."
Landry's Law
Landry's Law (1999)
(Landry Brothers, book 2)
Kelsey Roberts
"Kelsey Roberts' seamless blend of tender romance and compelling intrigue will keep you turning pages."
The Rival Queens
The Rival Queens (2001)
(Countess Ashby De La Zouche, book 2)
Fidelis Morgan
"A delicious, rollicking romp of a mystery that kept me enthralled. Fidelis Morgan writes just the sort of story I love, full of sensuous details that make history come alive. I can't wait to read her next one."
Vitals
Vitals (2002)
Greg Bear
"Terrifying . . . Not only does Greg Bear keep you guessing, he keeps you thinking. He is a master at turning a scientific concept into a crackling good thriller."
Flesh Tones
Flesh Tones (2002)
M J Rose
"Intensely erotic and compelling, Flesh Tones explores the disturbing realm that lies between love and obsession."
Blind Run
Blind Run (2002)
Patricia Lewin
"A writer with a genuine talent to thrill."
Black Valley
Black Valley (2003)
Jim Brown
"Utterly terrifying."
Lover Boy
Lover Boy (2003)
Michele Jaffe
"Michele Jaffe's books will keep you turning the pages into the night."
Suspicious Origin
Suspicious Origin (2003)
Patricia J MacDonald
"I could not put down this book. It haunted my dreams, called to me through the day. MacDonald is now on my list of favorite authors."
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far (2003)
(Troubleshooters, book 6)
Suzanne Brockmann
"Sizzling with military intrigue and sexual tension, with characters so vivid they leap right off the page, Gone Too Far is a bold, brassy read with a momentum that just doesn't quit."
The Replacement
The Replacement (2003)
(Twins)
Anne Marie Duquette
"...truly thrilling, full of exciting action and suspense."
Mortal Remains
Mortal Remains (2003)
(Earl Garnet, book 4)
Peter Clement
"Thrilling and compelling."
The Judas Virus
The Judas Virus (2003)
David Best
"David Best is superb at spinning medical fact into gripping suspense."
Blue Blood
Blue Blood (2004)
(Debutante Dropout)
Susan McBride
"A delicious romp of a mystery."
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line (2004)
(Antonio Burns, book 4)
Clinton McKinzie
"An adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding thrill ride with a terrifying climax that left me clenching for a handhold. "
Alligator Moon
Alligator Moon (2004)
Joanna Wayne
"Joanna Wayne waeves together a romance and suspense with pulse-pounding results!"
Princess
Princess (2004)
(Code Name , book 2)
Christina Skye
"Skye expertly weaves sizzling romance and suspense in her lightning-paced tales of intrigue."
Out of Time
Out of Time (2005)
Patricia Lewin
"Patricia Lewin is a writer with the genuine talent to thrill."
Pandemic
Pandemic (2005)
Daniel Kalla
"Daniel Kalla expertly weaves real science and medicine into a fast-paced, nightmarish thriller - a thriller all the more frightening because it could really happen."
Most Wanted
Most Wanted (2005)
(Melanie Vargas, book 1)
Michele Martinez
"An utter page-turner."
The Cleaner
The Cleaner (2006)
(Jonathan Quinn Thriller, book 1)
Brett Battles
"Brett Battles makes a grand entrance into the thriller scene with this unputdownable spy novel. THE CLEANER has it all: exotic locales, James Bondian derring-do, and ingenious plot twists that will keep you sweating all the way till the end."
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006)
James Patterson
"Thriller is entertaining, fast-paced, and just plain fun. It will take you to the most terrifying heights of suspense."
Sign of the Cross
Sign of the Cross (2006)
(Payne and Jones, book 2)
Chris Kuzneski
"Sign of the Cross - chilling scenes and a lightning pace. This story really flies!"
Checkmate
Checkmate (2007)
(Cameron Talbot, book 1)
Karna Small Bodman
"A white house insider infects high tension into this high-stakes thriller."
Dead Head
Dead Head (2007)
Allen Wyler
"With its lightning paced excitement and fascinating science Dead Head has everything you could hope for in a medical thriller."
Kiss Her Goodbye
Kiss Her Goodbye (2007)
Robert Gregory Browne
"Kiss Her Goodbye is a smashing good read. It moves at such a brekneck pace that you'll scarcely have time to take a breath."
Stigma
Stigma (2007)
Philip Hawley
"Pulses with tension and drama... a top-notch thriller!"
Eat the Dark
Eat the Dark (2007)
Joe Schreiber
"A harrowing, up-all-night read with delicious scares at every turn. Joe Schreiber knows just what terrifies us, and his masterly skills are on full display."
Knock 'em Dead
Knock 'em Dead (2008)
(Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery, book 2)
Rhonda Pollero
"Rhonda Pollero's humor and compelling mystery will keep you turning the pages!"
The Weight of Silence
The Weight of Silence (2009)
Heather Gudenkauf
"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel."
Cemetery Lake
Cemetery Lake (2009)
(Theodore Tate, book 1)
Paul Cleave
"Cleave is a writer to watch."
Evidence of Murder
Evidence of Murder (2009)
(Theresa MacLean, book 2)
Lisa Black
"Lisa Black wows us with another tense and unputdownable thriller. She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around."
A Twisted Ladder
A Twisted Ladder (2009)
(Twisted Ladder, book 1)
Rhodi Hawk
"Eerie and evocative, A Twisted Ladder provides scares and surprises galore."
Crossing Oceans
Crossing Oceans (2010)
Gina Holmes
"Poignant and unforgettable, this book will break your heart and then put the pieces back together again."
A House to Die for
A House to Die for (2010)
(Darby Farr Mystery, book 1)
Vicki Doudera
"[Doudera] expertly weaves a tale of suspense on a Maine island, where murder and real estate are an explosive combination."
Stress Fracture
Stress Fracture (2010)
(Dub Walker, book 1)
D P Lyle
"Cutting-edge forensics and a whip-cracking pace make Stress Fracture a one-sitting read. If you love CSI, this is the book for you."
Hostage Zero
Hostage Zero (2010)
(Jonathan Grave, book 2)
John Gilstrap
"Taut, action-packed, and impossible to put down!"
Think of a Number
Think of a Number (2010)
(Dave Gurney, book 1)
John Verdon
"The best thriller I've read in a long, long time."
Blackveil
Blackveil (2011)
(Green Rider, book 4)
Kristen Britain
"Kristen Britain is one of the most astonishing fantasy writers working today."
Fifth Victim
Fifth Victim (2011)
(Charlie Fox, book 9)
Zoë Sharp
"Charlie Fox is one of the most vivid and engaging heroines ever to swagger onto the pages of a book."
Vestal Virgin: Suspense in Ancient Rome
Vestal Virgin: Suspense in Ancient Rome (2011)
Suzanne Tyrpak
"Her writing is pure magic."
Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep (2011)
S J Watson
"Quite simply the best debut I've ever read."
Taken
Taken (2011)
(Jo Birmingham, book 2)
Niamh O'Connor
"Gripping, terrifying. If you like Martina Cole, you'll love this."
The Phoenix Apostles
The Phoenix Apostles (2011)
(Seneca Hunt, book 1)
Joe Moore and Lynn Sholes
"What do you get when you cross Indiana Jones with Da Vinci Code? The Phoenix Apostles, a rollicking thrill ride with so many twists and turns that you won't have time to catch your breath!"
Hotwire
Hotwire (2011)
(Maggie O'Dell, book 9)
Alex Kava
"Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page."
Second Nature
Second Nature (2011)
Jacquelyn Mitchard
"Mitchard writes with passion and artistry, weaving a vivid story that both moves and astonishes. From the very first paragraph, you know you are in the hands of a gifted writer."
Available Dark
Available Dark (2012)
(Cass Neary, book 2)
Elizabeth Hand
"Fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful, with a startling heroine you'll never forget, Available Dark shimmers with gorgeous writing even as it scares the dickens out of you. I've long been a fan of Elizabeth Hand's amazing books, and once again she proves why she is truly a writer's writer, her prose so glowing it makes all the rest of us jealous."
The Fallen
The Fallen (2012)
(Jade de Jong, book 3)
Jassy Mackenzie
"A white-knuckle thriller with an utterly chilling finale."
The Killing Harvest
The Killing Harvest (2013)
Don Donaldson
"Brimming with chillingly authentic medical details."
Like This, For Ever
Like This, For Ever (2013)
(Lacey Flint, book 3)
S J Bolton
"Chilling and mesmerising."
The Shadow Tracer
The Shadow Tracer (2013)
M G Gardiner
"I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
The Stolen Ones
The Stolen Ones (2013)
(Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne, book 7)
Richard Montanari
"Relentlessly suspenseful... hooks you instantly."
Day One
Day One (2013)
Nate Kenyon
"Day One will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end."
Little Mercies
Little Mercies (2014)
Heather Gudenkauf
"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a novel."
Don't Talk to Strangers
Don't Talk to Strangers (2014)
(Keye Street, book 3)
Amanda Kyle Williams
"Keye Street - Effortlessly brilliant.. Brutally funny and powerfully human."
Full Tilt
Full Tilt (2015)
Rick Mofina
"Rick Morfina's tense, taut writing makes every thriller he writes an adrenaline-packed ride."
The Girl On the Train
The Girl On the Train (2015)
Paula Hawkins
"So thrilling and tense and wildly unpredictable it sucked up my entire afternoon. Not to be missed!"



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