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Associated Press | Review: ‘The Shape of Night’ invokes classic gothic suspense

September 2019

“Gerritsen creates an atmospheric scene with the mansion and the Maine coastline, and readers will almost feel the breeze and hear the waves crashing against the rocks. The main story of Ava, who may — or may not — be descending into madness, is compelling, and a clever twist or two steers the narrative in unexpected ways…another winner for Gerritsen.”

Publishers Weekly | The Shape of Night

July 2019
This supernatural thriller from bestseller Gerritsen (the Rizzoli and Isles series) ranks with the best of her crime fiction. Boston food writer Ava Colette travels to Tucker Cove, Maine, where she rents Brodie’s Watch, an old house on the coast once owned by a 19th-century sea captain, Jeremiah Brodie. Ava’s goal is to finish writing her latest cookbook there, but she’s also trying to escape a tragic past. Soon her nights are interrupted by visions of Jeremiah’s ghost, who appears to be as real as if he were a flesh and blood man. Meanwhile, she begins to wonder about a series of mysterious if apparently natural deaths in the town—and why the last renter left the house so abruptly. After learning more about the house’s history and its previous inhabitants, she consults a ghost hunter, whose team discovers some disturbing things about paranormal presences at Brodie’s Watch. The stakes rise when Ava figures out that a killer is on the loose who must be stopped. This magnetic haunted house story will keep readers riveted from the very first page. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.)

reedsydiscovery | The 50 Best Suspense Books of All Time

May 2019
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen ranked #36 on the reedsydiscovery list of the 50 best suspense books of all time.

“Did you know that before Rizzoli & Isles was on TNT, it was a series of novels by Tess Garritsen? The Surgeonis the first in that series, about a murderer whose M.O. is torturing and killing women using seemingly medical knowledge — hence his nickname, “the Surgeon.”

Tess Gerritsen | Incendio

July 2016
During her last visit to Poland Tess Gerritsen beautifully played the beginning of the song “Incendio,” which she composed herself to accompany her latest novel, “Playing With Fire.” The lobby of the Hotel Intercontinental provided an enchanting backdrop.

Tea with Tess Gerritsen and CJ Lyons

December 2012
New York Times bestselling thriller authors CJ Lyons and Tess Gerritsen sit down for tea and discuss the origins of Rizzoli and Isles, Tess’s greatest fear, their theories on the origins of evil, behind the scenes of the TNT hit TV show, and how Tess’s mom influenced her writing career.

Tess Gerritsen: Office Hours with Google Play

September 2012
Tune in to our interview with Tess Gerritsen, creator of the bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, and learn more about her inspiration for each new book and how she found her way to crime writing from a career in medicine.

Tess on Jane and Maura’s Relationship

June 2012

Tess on writing her Rizzoli & Isles novels

June 2012

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