I’ll be appearing on the UK reality TV series “Written in Blood” October 23. For those unfamiliar with the show, the series has a truly cool concept: ask novelists about the true crimes that inspired their stories. My episode focuses on the bizarre case of a family of killers. Fellow crime writer Simon Toyne and […]
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Screeners went out to two dozen horror film reviewers and the early reviews are back. As a debut horror film writer/producer, working with a very limited budget, a large cast, the complex topic of climate change, and — yes — a sea monster, I’m thrilled that “Island Zero” is getting a nice reception. And especially […]
A few years ago, on a lovely summer day, my son Josh and I were weeding the garden when I confessed a secret: “I’ve always wanted to write a horror film.” Josh had worked as a documentary filmmaker, and had never made a narrative film, but he was game. “You write it, I’ll direct it,” […]
23 years ago, I got a startling call from my literary agent, Meg Ruley. Up till then I’d been writing romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Intrigue and Harper Paperbacks, but I was hoping to branch out in a new direction. I’d submitted about 150 pages of the new medical thriller I was writing, and Meg […]
Lisa has a wonderful new thriller out, and she and I had the chance to chat with her about her book, how she writes, and what it’s really like to be a bestselling author. Read the interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
It will be presented December 7 at the annual Mystery Night Gala at the New England Mobile Bookfair. If you haven’t visited this legendary bookshop in Newton, MA, definitely drop by that evening. You can meet many other mystery authors, buy autographed books, and instantly take care of your Christmas shopping list. Hope to see […]
from: Criminal Element: “Gerritsen continues to surprise with the depth and range of her storytelling ambitions… there’s complex villainy, a distortion between appearance and reality, and a third-act plot twist that will both surprise and satisfy. This one’s a tasty treat with substance—and minus the calories of popcorn.” https://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2017/08/review-i-know-a-secret-by-tess-gerritsen
Review: ‘I Know a Secret’ slowly unfolds in unexpected way By Jeff Ayers | AP August 14 at 10:26 AM “I Know a Secret” (Ballantine Books), by Tess GerritsenTess Gerritsen brings back Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles to tackle another baffling mystery in “I Know a Secret: a Rizzoli & Isles Novel,” […]
(US edition coming out next week!)
(Joshua Feriss, Luanne Rice, Richard Russo, Linden Frederick, Lawrence Kasdan, me, and Lois Lowry) Several years ago, I was invited to be part of a fascinating project. Renowned artist Linden Frederick, known for his evocative, moody landscape paintings, noticed that a number of writers were collectors of his work. He came up with the brilliant […]