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The Keepsake (2009)

by Tess Gerritsen

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Series: Rizzoli & Isles (7)

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When a perfectly preserved "mummy" is discovered in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum and an archaeologist turns up missing, medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.… (more)
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This is the 7th book in the series and it was pretty good. Tess is still writing great plots even after seven books in. It was a very easy read and I look forward to the next book. ( )
  payday1999 | Dec 8, 2020 |
excellent who dunit.. I enjoyed the depth of the looney murderer and the joy of collecting a bit diferently - archiolgical egyption, amazon preperation, but they found him too early - great twists and good gore ( )
  Brumby18 | Jun 13, 2020 |
Eine ägyptische Mumie, die keine ist, ein Schrumpfkopf im Museum und eine Moorleiche im Kofferraum...

Im Keller eines Bostoner Museums wird eine Mumie entdeckt. Als die Museumsleitung sie untersuchen lässt, kommt Grausames zutage: Denn die Mumie ist nicht annähernd so alt wie angenommen. Und in ihrem Bein steckt eine Pistolenkugel … Sie wird nicht die letzte Leiche sein, die nach allen Regeln der antiken Bestattungskunst konserviert wurde. Ein perverser Mörder scheint seine Opfer für die Ewigkeit erhalten zu wollen. Jane Rizzoli und Maura Isles beginnen zu ermitteln – und stechen in ein teuflisches Gespinst aus alten Familiengeheimnissen und tödlicher Besessenheit.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
Review: The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen.

The story started a little slow, but quickly captivated the reader’s curiosity to continue. She has always described likable characters, dramatic scenes, and a plot that enhances the story. It was a fast read because of an interesting subject matter, unpredictable characters and the suspense. My personal curiosity was heightening with the archaeology aspect of the story.

In the basement of the Crispin Museum artifacts, material and plenty of show pieces to set a new theme in the main room of the museum. They decided on an Egypt collection because of a mummy was found in the basement. The owners of the museum figures that a past owner bought it and than forgot it was there. So, they presumed they had an ancient mummy from centuries of the past. They were shocked when they had the mummy x-rayed and found the person was preserved as a mummy from only a century ago. This issue was investigated by the police because the e-ray showed advanced dental fillings and a bullet in its ankle.

As the investigation moves on more female bodies were found preserved in the same style. They finally assumed they had a serial killer who has knowledge of preserving cadavers. With many conflicts, false trails, hidden motives and secret life backgrounds the reader finds the murderer near the end of the book. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Mar 30, 2019 |
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  Catsysta | Aug 5, 2018 |
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Zij is bestemd voor zijn collectie...
Dr. Jonathan Elias, egyptoloog - Elke mummie is een ontdekkingsreis, een onbekend werelddeel dat je voor het eerst betreedt.
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To Adam and Joshua, for whom the sun doth shine
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'Keeping the Dead' is also published as 'The Keepsake'.
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When a perfectly preserved "mummy" is discovered in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum and an archaeologist turns up missing, medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.

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He Hides. When an ancient mummy is discovered in the basement of a museum in down-town Boston, excitement starts to mount. Under the glare of a media frenzy, the mummy is taken to hospital for a CT scan. Forensic pathologist Maura Isles is also invited to attend. He Kills. As the CT scan proceeds everyone in the room leans in - and gasps in horror as an image of a bullet is revealed. Maura declares it a possible homicide, and calls in detective Jane Rizzoli. He Keeps. When the preserved body of a second victim is found, and then a third, it becomes clear that taking their lives is not enough for this terrifying killer. And that unless Maura and Jane can find and stop him, he will soon be adding yet another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.
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