VJ Books Presents Author 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 books have been published in forty countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world.
Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers 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".
Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series "Rizzoli & Isles" starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.
Tess Gerritsen Selected Bibliography
Rizzoli & Isles Series
The Surgeon - 2002
- The Apprentice - 2002
- The Sinner - 2003
- Body Double - 2004
- Vanish - 2005
- The Mephisto Club - 2006
- The Keepsake - 2008; (UK edition titled Keeping the Dead)
- Ice Cold - 2010; (UK edition titled The Killing Place)
- The Silent Girl - 2011
- Last to Die - 2012
- Die Again - 2014
- I Know a Secret - August 2017
- Harvest - 1996
- Life Support - 1997
- Bloodstream - 1998
- Gravity - 1999
- The Bone Garden - 2007
- Under the Knife - 2014
- Playing with Fire - 2015
- The Shape of Night - October 2019
- Choose Me - July 2021
Tess Gerritsen Awards
- Nero Wolfe Award for Vanish
- Rita Award for The Surgeon
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