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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) — biography from The Surgeon… (more)
The Surgeon 4,154 copies, 129 reviews
Vanish 3,193 copies, 66 reviews
The Apprentice 3,079 copies, 75 reviews
Body Double 3,021 copies, 60 reviews
The Sinner 2,919 copies, 58 reviews
The Mephisto Club 2,860 copies, 78 reviews
The Bone Garden 2,465 copies, 89 reviews
The Keepsake 2,365 copies, 82 reviews
Ice Cold 2,121 copies, 128 reviews
Gravity 1,637 copies, 37 reviews
Harvest 1,631 copies, 29 reviews
Life Support 1,512 copies, 16 reviews
Bloodstream 1,472 copies, 32 reviews
Die Again 1,047 copies, 111 reviews
Last to Die 1,023 copies, 38 reviews
The Silent Girl 922 copies, 78 reviews
Playing With Fire 759 copies, 85 reviews
Girl Missing 739 copies, 30 reviews
I Know a Secret 663 copies, 35 reviews
Presumed Guilty 444 copies, 7 reviews
Call After Midnight 434 copies, 7 reviews
Never Say Die 413 copies, 10 reviews
Under the Knife 407 copies, 12 reviews
Keeper of the Bride 402 copies, 18 reviews
Freaks 399 copies, 20 reviews
In Their Footsteps 387 copies, 9 reviews
Whistleblower 373 copies, 11 reviews
The Shape of Night 345 copies, 31 reviews
Stolen 280 copies, 7 reviews
Choose Me 257 copies, 5 reviews
John Doe 150 copies, 5 reviews
Incendio 111 copies, 6 reviews
Harvest [and] Life Support 87 copies, 3 reviews
Heatwave (3-in-1) (Contributor) 16 copies
On the Edge 2 copies
Cirak 1 copy
[No title] 1 copy
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (Contributor) 390 copies, 20 reviews
The Dragon and the Stars (Daw Book Collectors) (Introduction, some editions) 48 copies, 3 reviews
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Second Season (Author, some editions) 34 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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