And vote to name that morgue after the creator of your favorite gals, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. (er,,, that would be me.) For every pound UK you donate ($1.60) you get one vote.
If I win, it just might be a fine time to throw a Rizzoli & Isles party in Scotland. In the morgue. If they’ll let me.
My friends at the University of Dundee in Scotland asked me to keep their “Million for a Morgue” campaign rolling. Here’s their press release:
Ten of the world’s best crime writers are competing to have a state-of-the-art morgue named after them – and you can vote for me!
The morgue is going to be a centre for scientific research and training, helping the next generation of scientists, doctors and dentists to become better at saving lives and at developing cures for a huge range of illnesses. The morgue will also be instrumental for Prof Sue Black’s work with the police in the UK; in smashing paedophile networks, in understanding how crimes were committed, as well as her endeavours overseas – she’s travelled the world, helping identify bodies that are decomposed, burned, mutilated or otherwise unrecognisable, including the victims of natural disasters, such as the 2004 tsunami. Sue’s highest profile project was identifying the bodies of Slobodan Milosevic’s victims in mass graves in the Balkans – both for public record, and for burial. The new morgue will help Sue and her team be at the forefront of new technology as well as being the training ground for a new generation, people who can carry on Sue’s work across the globe.
To vote for Tess online, go to http://www.millionforamorgue.com/the-authors/Tess-Gerritsen
If you’re in the UK, you can vote by text. Just use the code TESG10
All codes should be sent to 70070 along with the amount in pounds. So, if you wanted to donate £10 for me, you would type:
and send it to 70070.