Friday, July 16, 2010

Author Spotlight - Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen's Ice Cold is another Rizzoli and Isles novel and I am so anxious to read it.

This is what Tess says about her novel and her new television show based on the Rizzoli and Isles books. If you haven't seen it, TNT is replaying it this  Saturday I think at 7am Pacific time ( i know so early) .    I wonder if Rizzoli and Isles will give Bones a run for its money.  

About Ice Cold:

From Amazon:
Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is in Wyoming for a conference. Impulsively, she joins an old friend and his daughter on a ski trip. When their vehicle breaks down, they’re stranded in the eerily named Kingdom Come, a small community whose residents appear to have vanished. Then Maura vanishes. The announcement of her death shocks homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, Maura’s close friend. Investigating Kingdom Come, Rizzoli uncovers dark secrets that may explain Maura’s disappearance. Gerritsen wouldn’t be the first writer to kill off a popular series character, but is that what she’s doing here? Fans of the novels will no doubt suspect Gerritsen has a few tricks up her sleeve, and surely the upcoming television series based on the Isles-Rizzoli mysteries would seem to suggest that this is a very bad time to kill off Maura. Leaving aside this rather unnecessary subterfuge, the novel is a solid entry in the series, with a compelling mystery and some good, old-fashioned shockers. A solid choice for Gerritsen fans, but probably not the best starting point for those new to the series. --David Pitt

Maura gets killed????   Why did I read that! They always give to much information, that sucks!

Other Rizzoli and Isles series  by Tess Gerritsen:

About Tess Gerritsen:

Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.
While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.
Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), The Bone Garden (2007), The Keepsake (2008; UK title: Keeping the Dead), and Ice Cold (2010; UK title: The Killing Place.) Her books have been translated into 37 languages, and more than 20 million copies have been sold around the world.
Her books have been top-5 bestsellers in the United States and abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”.
Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.

You can follow her on Facebook  and she also has a Facebook page for the Rizzoli & Isles tv show. 
Her Twitter is @tessgerritsen 

 Ice Cold Book Trailer: 


Teenage Bride said...

My summer reading list just keeps growing. With so many great books, how could it not!

Have a great weekend natalie.

Suko said...

Thank you for introducing me to this author, Natalie.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What perfect timing to spotlight this author and her books now...I set my DVR to record Rizzoli & Isles, and I saw the first episode this week. Loved it!

Now I want to read Ice Cold. Having seen the show, I will now picture the characters as they are on TV.

Anonymous said...

I've not read the books, but I did enjoy the first episode of the show.