The Keepsake

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten inNew York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston s Crispin Museum Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention grabbing mystery Dubbed Madam X, the mummy to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse horrifying proof that this centuries old relic is instead a modern day murder victim To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large and is now taunting them Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo s blood runs cold when the killer s cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering or perhaps a ghastly promise of what s to come The twisted killer s familiarity with post mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even personally terrifying details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.
The Keepsake New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side By turns darkly enthralling

  • Title: The Keepsake
  • Author: Tess Gerritsen
  • ISBN: 9780345497628
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This is book 7 in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I recommend reading them in order . Tess Gerritsen is a doctor and uses her medical knowledge very well in this police procedural/medical mystery. It is a very creepy mystery, opening with the discovery of body thought to be an Egyptian mummy. The museum has arranged for a CT scan of the mummy. They have already determined the outer wrapping to be 2,000 years old through carbon dating. But the CT scan shows a bullet and they soon realize that thi [...]

    2. Gerritsen is the master of putting all of the little pieces together to form one large puzzle. Her earlier novels displayed her penchant for lifelike and likable characters, dramatic issues, and surprising plot twists. This book marks a step forward in her development as a writer in the detective/mystery genre as she spins riddles and clues with ever increasing skill.As with classic mystery novels, there are red herrings and layers of plot development That intertwine. It started a little slow, b [...]

    3. 3.5 stars rounded upI really like the archaeology aspects of the mystery with shrunken heads, mummies and other assorted aspects. The mystery was fun to read and Rizzoli was in kick ass mode which I love.A couple items that were less than great:The 1st POV of one of the characters wasn't needed and was definitely a distraction at the finale. Maura didn't really have much of a role in this one except to mope about her lover, the Priest, being unavailable. Duh! I could do without this.There was a [...]

    4. Could have been my frame of mind at the time that I read this- It was just OK for me. I almost gave it 2 stars- but bumped it up to 3-

    5. It's not that The Keepsake is "worse" than the other Rizzoli & Isles books I've read so much as it brings to light the fact that a couple of things that frustrate me about the series are actually series staples. 1.) There always seems to be a guy pinging the interest of either Maura Isles or a book-specific secondary female character in some creepo way (i.e. long stares or persistent attempts at trying to "help" her). These dudes are rarely the bad guys. Is the Edward Cullen "stare and relen [...]

    6. Decent enough crime fiction with the element I prefer them to have, which is forensic/science, which I knocked off in half a day. It's about the ninth in the series but there no need to read them all to understand what happens, like most crime fiction, unless you really want to develop any kind of long-term "relationship" with the characters (whom in this case are just like any other American forensic-cop team). Well written, but just escapism, though enjoyable (insofar as a brutal murder can be [...]

    7. Keeping the Dead is the seventh book in Tess Gerrtisen’s addictive Rizzoli and Isles series, and it was another addictive read.In all honesty, I was rather disappointed by The Mephisto Club. It wasn’t quite what I had been hoping for, and I feared the series was starting to dip. Fortunately, Keeping the Dead (or The Keepsake as it is called in other countries) returns the series to what we know and love. It may not be my number one read in the series, but it was certainly a wonderful additio [...]

    8. The Rizzoli and Isles marathon. This one entertains me. I mean, mummies? Shrunken heads? Dead bodies popping up? Yippe.

    9. Tess Gerritsen's seventh novel in the series is once again a fast paced read that's hard to put down, especially with Rizzoli being at her wittiest, sarcastic best.This time it's the archeological or egyptian theme, to put it more precisely, that keeps the two leading ladies busy. Once again a well written book that certainly does the whole series justice, it felt like there could have been a bit more details regarding the personal lives of Rizzoli and Isles, as there are threads that lead throu [...]

    10. Kesinlikle orijinal bir kurgu daha yaratmış Tess Gerritsen. Her okuduğum kitapta daha bir hayran kalıyorum kadına. Bu romanı da beklediğim gibi beni sardı. Metinde bazı hatalar vardı, konuşan karakterlerin isimlerini karıştırmışlar ama bu da o kadar önemli bir şey değildi. Romandaki baskın karakter Jane idi ve bu zaten kitabı bir anda sevmeme neden oldu. Dizideki Maura hoşuma gitse de kitaptaki Maura beni o kadar da çekmiyor. Ayrıca Frost bu romanda bir anda büyüdü gib [...]

    11. Tess her zamanki gibi döktürmüş valla Mumyalama teknikleri falan değişik bi kitap olmuş Yazarın kitaplarında en çok sevdiğim şey farklı bölümler verip hepsini sonuna doğru birbirine bağlaması :) Katilin çok şaşırttığını söyleyemeyeceğim ama yine işin içinde işler çıkıp tek suçlu katil olmuyor ;)) Ben seriyi okumayanlara kesinlikle tavsiye ediyorum mutlaka okuyun okutun ;))

    12. I enjoyed the book. It had an interesting background story of archaeology and it kept me hooked to the end. It is written in a very easy to read style with just the right amount of description mixed with plenty of action. I was glad it didn't get too bogged down in forensic or police procedural detail. There was just the amount needed to keep the story moving at a fast pace.The book starts with the CT scan of what is supposed to be an ancient mummy but when a modern day bullet is discovered in h [...]

    13. Outstanding. Complicated plot, interesting setting and background in the worlds of archeology and museums. More than a little gruesome. Unusual in that there are several characters of more or less equal standing.First one in this series I've read. Will come again.I'm looking forward to hearing Gerritsen speak at our Key West Literary Seminar next month.

    14. Best of the series in my humble opinion. This had all of the features of a great thriller. I picked this book up and was hooked from the beginning and could not get enough. It inspired a few moments of intense nervousness of my part. That doesn't happen often. Kudos!

    15. Once again a most enjoyable read and one that kept me up all night, with promises to myself of 'just one more chapter and then I'll go to sleep,' which never happened. One tired chicken this morning. People are really sick and twisted and it's no wonder that Dr Isles prefers to work with the dead. The dead can't hurt you. Egyptology has always fascinated me and I have always wondered how the bodies were mummified. Tess Gerritsen, explains the different processes in such clear detail, that I am o [...]

    16. THE KEEPSAKE (aka Keeping the Dead) (Pol. Proc-Rizzoli/Iles-Boston, US-Cont) - VGGerritsen, Tess – 7th in seriesBallantine Press, 2008, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780345497628First Sentence: He is coming for me.A 2000-year-old mummy has been discovered in the basement of the Crespin Museum in Boston. With much fanfare and publicity, it has been brought to Pilgrim Hospital for CT scan analysis. Dr. Maura Isles, on of those in attendance, soon realizes something is amiss. The corpse within has a mo [...]

    17. In the hands of many authors, this would probably be a fairly run-of-the-mill serial killer thriller, albeit one with some unusual aspects involving how the victims' bodies get preserved. However, in Gerritsen's hands, this book turns decidedly creepy. She does a good job of telling her story both from the police/medical examiner point of view, and from the points of view of a couple of women who are being hunted. As a result, it's hard not to feel at least a little scared while reading. I enjoy [...]

    18. Fantástico!Pronto, estou rendido à escrita da Tess. Começo a ter pena de apenas ter livros de bolso desta autora (tirando o Clube do Mefisto).Mais uma historia empolgante desta vez abordadando temas como a arquelogia, rituais de embalsamento.Cedo se descobre o assassino mas há reviravoltas quase até à ultima pagina.Nao tenho muito mais a dizer, a nao ser: leiam!Lá vou ter de comprar o livro de bolso que me falta

    19. Bu seriyi seviyorum olaylar gerçekmiş gibi Okurken ürpermekten kendimi alamıyorum. Sır dolu olaylar gene ustaca birbirine bağlanmış ve son ana kadar insanı şaşırtmayı başaran bir kitap :)

    20. The Keepsake by Tess GerritsenThis is the first book that I've read of Tess Gerritsen and it won't be the last. This author is amazing. This is a great Halloween book.An archaeologist with a name change why did she change her name? " you transform a body into a Halloween monster" This is a great thriller - mystery. This book is full of action. The endingI'm without speech🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    21. (labirinto-livros/2)Uma adolescente de dezasseis dorme pacificamente no seu quarto, com a janela aberta numa noite quente de verão. A sua mãe entra no quarto para verificar se está tudo bem, quando se apercebe de uma sombra no quarto da sua filha. A sombra do mal e que a persegue há tanto tempo. Em Boston actual, é encontrada uma múmia nas caves de um museu. Múmia esta que se crê ter dois mil anos, de acordo com o tecido que envolve o corpo, que é considerado um tesouro e um artefacto. [...]

    22. U dahu. Toliko sam se navukla na ove knjige. Kako mi je krivo sto nemaju nastavci prevedeni kod nas.

    23. I have found that it is a bit difficult to write a review on a book that's part of a series, particularly if you have reviewed most of the other books in the series. Chances are that most of what you say in the newest review is going to sound repetitive. Regardless of whether you liked it or not. But, still, review I must. So, I'm going to say that while I have stated my love for the Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles many times in my numerous reviews, The Keepsake was the first one that I felt sort [...]

    24. Titled "Keeping the Dead" in the Uk. Great read from a great author. I skipped one in the series to read this one but I didn't find any glaring plot holes in the personal stories of either Maura or Jane as a result of that which was a good thing. This does mean that I am now only a couple of books away from having read everything by Tess Gerritsen! It makes me weirdly proud. Specific to this book though, and my obvious love of the series and the author aside, this one stuck out to me for a coupl [...]

    25. The Keepsake has been chosen as the July/August Group Read in the Tess Gerritsen Fans Group. I will re-reading this amazing book yet again and I will also be using The Keepsake to meet the following requirement for the Summer 2012 Reading Challenge in the Dare to Dream Group:August 26th is Women's Equality DayRead a book this summer in which the main character is a FEMALE HEROINEWatch out Patricia Cornwell! Tess Gerritsen is at the top of her game with The Keepsake - the best novel I've read in [...]

    26. During the cataloguing of a vast collection at an eccentric museum, a mummy is found. Its discovery sends Detective Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles down a rabbit hole of strange disappearances and killings that indicate the killer has profound knowledge of anthropology and how to preserve and keep the dead, including his victims.'The Keepsake' was my first book by Tess Gerritsen, and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed! I don't usually read novels that are part of these popular mystery ser [...]

    27. Tess Gerritsen is an excellent writer and this book does not disappoint. The plot revolves around an archeologist and there is a fair amount of information dispersed throughout the book on various aspects of archeology. If you have no interest in this subject, you may not find Keepsake quite as engaging. I am probably not a good judge of that, since I am fascinated by the subject!The story moves at a good pace and the mystery keeps you guessing until the end. Gerritsen is a master with character [...]

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