Award Winning Author Dr. Tess Gerritsen to sign her most recent Rizzoli & Isles Last to Die, Girl Missing, and others, at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival, Saturday, July 26th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

By Beyond the Sea | Jul 26, 2014

At the Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach on Saturday, July 26th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., acclaimed author Dr. Tess Gerritsen will be signing her most recent Rizzoli & Isles Last to Die, other Rizzoli & Isles titles, and Girl Missing.

About Last to Die:  For the second time in his short life, fourteen-year-old Teddy Clock has survived a massacre.  Orphaned once more when his foster family is murdered, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn—until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case.  Jane spirits Teddy to the exclusive Evensong boarding school, a sanctuary where young victims of violent crime learn vital skills of survival.  But even behind locked gates, Jane fears that Evensong’s benefactors aren’t the only ones watching.  And when she learns of two other students whose pasts bear a shocking resemblance to Teddy’s, it becomes chillingly clear that a circling predator has more than one victim in mind.  Joining forces with medical examiner Maura Isles, Jane races to stop an obsessed killer’s twisted quest—before an unspeakable secret dooms the children’s fate.

About Girl Missing:  A beautiful young woman’s corpse is found dumped in a garbage-strewn alley.  Now laid out in the office of medical examiner Kat Novak is an unidentified body that betrays no secrets—except for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside.  When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work.  The police are skeptical.  The mayor won’t listen.  One of the town’s most prominent citizens, with a missing daughter of his own, is also Kat’s chief suspect.  As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her.

About the Author:  I'm a physician as well as the New York Times-bestselling author of medical thrillers and the Jane Rizzoli crime thrillers.

Readers who are familiar with my graphic autopsy scenes and forensic details may be astonished to learn that my very first published novels were actually ... romantic suspense. So why did I leave writing romances and turn to thrillers?

It was all because of a chance dinner conversation some years ago. The man sitting beside me at a restaurant one night was an ex-cop who'd recently been traveling in Russia. Moscow cops had told him that orphans were vanishing from the streets, and they believed the children were being kidnapped and shipped abroad as organ donors.

I was horrified by the tale. Weeks later, unable to forget those missing Russian orphans, I knew I just had to write a book about them.  I wanted to bring into it all the medical and autopsy details that I'd learned from my years as a physician.  The sights, the smells of the autopsy and operating rooms -- everything.

My first medical thriller, HARVEST, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked my debut on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.  It was followed by my medical thrillers LIFE SUPPORT (1997), BLOODSTREAM (1998), GRAVITY (1999).

In 2001, my books took another abrupt turn, to forensic thrillers.  THE SURGEON was my first Jane Rizzoli thriller.  Since then, I've written THE APPRENTICE (2002), THE SINNER (2003), BODY DOUBLE (2004), VANISH (2005 -- and an Edgar Award nominee), and THE MEPHISTO CLUB (2006).

I believe my readers want me to tell them secrets.  And that's exactly what I try to do.  I take them into the autopsy room, and show them what I've seen.  But most of all, I hope I'm revealing what lies in the hearts of my characters.  Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles are real people to me now.  I hope they're just as real to everyone who becomes acquainted with them!

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Email inquiries to Nanette, or phone 207-789-5555.

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