Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Sept. 9, 2008)
When the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead, they often layered amulets and jewels within the linen wrappings. Finding such treasures in a 2000-year-old mummy is not unusual, but “Madam X” is full of surprises.
After a CT scan reveals a bullet in the mummy’s leg and modern dental work in the jaw, medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston PD Detective Jane Rizzoli have a murder investigation on their hands. The mummy was recently discovered in an unlabeled crate in the basement of the
The discovery leaves them with more questions than answers. What is driving the Archaeology Killer (as the murderer is dubbed by the press)? Why does he go to such lengths to preserve his victims? What is his connection to Egyptologist Josephine Pulcillo -- a woman who, like Madam X, is harboring many secrets of her own? Most importantly, how do they stop him before he claims another victim?
As someone who has had a lifelong love of archaeology (in particular, Egyptology), I greatly enjoyed the archaeological elements in The Keepsake. The book was so vividly atmospheric and creepy that I found myself looking over my shoulder more than once during my reading – just in case.
Tess Gerritsen has created another chilling, fast-paced thriller that is sure to delight fans of the Rizzoli/Isles mystery series. Readers new to Gerritsen’s writing will also find The Keepsake very accessible and enjoyable.Rating: 9/10.
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The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen goes on sale tomorrow, September 9, 2008. Be sure to check out the trailer for the book below:
The Keepsake Giveaway!
I'm giving away a brand new, hardcover copy of The Keepsake along with a signed Tess Gerritsen bookmark to one lucky reader. I'll also be giving away signed Keepsake bookmarks to six other readers. I'll announce the winners on Monday, September 22nd at 9 PM EST. This contest has now closed. Thanks to all the participants!
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