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Tess Gerritsen was born on June 12, 1953 in San Diego, California. She received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. Her first novel, Call After Midnight was published in 1987. It was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote the screenplay, Adrift, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson. Her first medical thriller, Harvest, was published in 1996. She is the author of the Rizzoli and Isles series, which was adapted into a television show. She has won several awards including the Nero Wolfe Award for Vanish and the Rita Award for The Surgeon. She retired from the medical field and writes full-time. Her other novels include Presumed Guilty, Harvest, Gravity, The Bone Garden, and Playing with Fire. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Surgeon 3,956 copies, 123 reviews
Vanish 3,044 copies, 63 reviews
The Apprentice 2,954 copies, 72 reviews
Body Double 2,863 copies, 59 reviews
The Sinner 2,798 copies, 57 reviews
The Mephisto Club 2,714 copies, 76 reviews
The Bone Garden 2,325 copies, 89 reviews
The Keepsake 2,231 copies, 82 reviews
Ice Cold 2,015 copies, 127 reviews
Harvest 1,558 copies, 27 reviews
Gravity 1,550 copies, 34 reviews
Life Support 1,427 copies, 16 reviews
Bloodstream 1,400 copies, 31 reviews
Die Again 954 copies, 111 reviews
Last to Die 952 copies, 38 reviews
The Silent Girl 883 copies, 78 reviews
Playing With Fire 683 copies, 85 reviews
Girl Missing 672 copies, 29 reviews
I Know a Secret 536 copies, 32 reviews
Presumed Guilty 412 copies, 7 reviews
Call After Midnight 395 copies, 6 reviews
Keeper of the Bride 387 copies, 17 reviews
Never Say Die 386 copies, 10 reviews
Freaks 375 copies, 20 reviews
Under the Knife 364 copies, 10 reviews
In Their Footsteps 358 copies, 8 reviews
Whistleblower 332 copies, 11 reviews
The Shape of Night 268 copies, 29 reviews
Stolen 251 copies, 7 reviews
Choose Me 186 copies, 4 reviews
John Doe 141 copies, 5 reviews
Incendio 110 copies, 6 reviews
Harvest [and] Life Support 83 copies, 3 reviews
Rizzoli & Isles: Books 1-8 19 copies, 1 review
Heatwave (3-in-1) (Contributor) 15 copies
Valitse minut 2 copies
[No title] 1 copy
Studentka 1 copy
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (Contributor) 370 copies, 19 reviews
The Dragon and the Stars (Daw Book Collectors) (Introduction, some editions) 45 copies, 3 reviews
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Second Season (Author, some editions) 26 copies

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Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of suspense, the 1996 New York Times bestseller Harvest. Subsequently, she wrote three bestselling medical thrillers, Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), and Gravity (1999). Her first crime thriller, The Surgeon (2001) introduced the character of homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, who then became the focus of a series of novels that paired her with medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The books were adapted into the television series Rizzoli & Isles.
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