The keepsake

by Gerritsen, Tess.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD GERRITSEN [B-O-CD]
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Call Number  CD GERRITSEN [B-O-CD]
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 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 more 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.

From the Hardcover edition. "

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Boston medical examiner Maura Isles gets a bit of a shock when a mummy, assumed to be several thousand years old, turns out to be a recently murdered woman but what was she doing in the storage room of a museum, wrapped in ancient bandages, and how did she get there? Maura and her frequent collaborator, Detective Jane Rizzoli, soon learn that the mysterious Madam X is not the only victim, and they race against time to stop a homicidal maniac before he ups the ante. This very popular series keeps rolling smoothly along, the formula well established and familiar: after introducing a bewildering mystery and anĀ assortment of characters (who range from shady to downright villainous), Gerritsen stands back and lets Isles and Rizzoli do their thing. There's nothing especially remarkable about the book it's no better or worse than its predecessors, and in many ways, it's exactly the same. But Gerritsen does what she does efficiently and with considerable craft, and she has created a couple of strong protagonists more than capable of keeping this franchise going for quite a while.--Pitt, David Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Gerritsen's at times lackluster series heroines prove they can shine in her solid seventh thriller to feature Det. Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles (after The Mephisto Club). When medical examiner Isles studies an X-ray scan of Madame X, which everyone assumes is a newly discovered Egyptian mummy, at Boston's Crispin Museum, she realizes the mummy isn't a priceless artifact but a recent murder victim, gruesomely preserved. Rizzoli focuses the police investigation on Dr. Josephine Pulcillo, a young archeologist recently hired by the museum who may have something to hide. More victims soon turn up, including a tsantsa (shrunken head) in a hidden museum chamber and a corpse resembling a well-preserved bog body in Pulcillo's car. After Pulcillo disappears, Rizzoli and Isles must scramble to find her before she becomes another trophy in the killer's growing collection. As usual, Gerritsen delivers an intricate plot that will keep readers guessing. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series A Rizzoli and Isles novel
Features Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles
#1 - The Surgeon
#2 - The Apprentice
#3 - The Sinner
#4 - Body double
#5 - Vanish
#6 - The Mephisto club
#7 - The Keepsake
#8 - Ice cold
#9 - The Silent girl
#10 - Last to die
#11 - Die again
#12 - I know a secret
#13 - Listen to me
Subjects Rizzoli, Jane, -- Detective (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Policewomen -- Fiction.
Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction.
Women forensic scientists -- Fiction.
Museums -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Westminster, Md. :Books on Tape,2008
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Lovejoy, Deirdre, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Deirdre Lovejoy.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781415955949 :
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