Keeping the Dead (The Keepsake) on “best of 2009” list

The UK Independent has included KEEPING THE DEAD (US title: THE KEEPSAKE) in its list of “Best genre fiction of 2009.”

In a list that includes books by Stephen King, Ian Rankin, Stieg Larsson and Jeffrey Deaver:

“KEEPING THE DEAD by Tess Gerritsen and Sophie Hannah’s THE OTHER HALF LIVES are spectacularly gory and utterly gripping in equal measure. Gerritsen uses her considerable medical expertise to focus on CSI-style autopsies and a centuries-old victim…

“It’s easy to complain that the market’s getting smaller, but a look at their novels makes it obvious why these authors are doing so well; each excels at either plot or character, and often both.”

6 replies
  1. Ginger
    Ginger says:

    Let me be the first to congratulate you here Tess on yet another fine achievement. But why only one nomination – I’m sure they wouldn’t have had to look far to find other of your great books worthy of nomination. Very pleased, however, that the UK media confirmed what many of us already know – you’re the greatest and excel in all fields of fiction writing. Enjoy.

    Best wishes – Gordon

  2. Iona
    Iona says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

    Why is it, by the way, that your last book has two titles? KEEPING THE DEAD (THE KEEPSAKE) What’s the strategy of having different titles for different continents/markets?

  3. Tess
    Tess says:

    the choice of title depends on the publisher in the country it’s published. My US and UK publishers didn’t agree on the title, so they each went with their own. It’s confusing, I know, but they know their own markets!

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