Empty Desk Syndrome

And I’m suffering from it right now. Read about it over on Murderati.

Invitation to dinner and a talk in Boston

The College Club has asked me to post this invitation to their Author Dinner series:

The College Club of Boston
Author Series

Tess Gerritsen

On Thursday, March 3, The College Club of Boston will welcome the internationally best-selling author, Tess Gerritsen, whose medical mystery series have been translated into thirty-seven languages. Ms. Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California Medical School, she began to write fiction while on maternity leave from her work as a physician. Her medical thriller, Harvest, marked her debut on The New York Times best-seller list. Other novels include The Bone Garden and The Mephisto Club. Her novels feature detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. Ms. Gerritsen has also won the Nero Award and the Rita Award, and her novels have been described by critics as “pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe), and “polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher’s Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Percy-Dauber Drawing Room
The College Club of Boston
44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
$35 plus tax and club charge

6:00 pm Chef’s Gourmet Cheese Table
An assortment of imported and domestic cheeses, accompanied by fresh berries, grapes, sliced baguette and assorted crackers. A selection of wines, imported and domestic beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

6:30 pm Dinner
Salad of Mixed Greens, Strawberries and Almonds with Shallot-Honey Vinaigrette
accompanied by Assorted Dinner Rolls and Butter

Pan-Seared Statler Breast of Chicken with Pan Jus
served atop Potato, Zucchini and Yellow Squash Hash

7:30 pm Author Presentation
(followed by coffee and dessert)
Lemon Mousse Cake with Fresh Berry Coulis
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Teas

Seating is limited and advance reservations are required for this event. No walk-ins will be allowed. To make your reservation, please call 617-536-9510 no later than Monday, February 28.

My new book cover!

Here’s an advance peek at the cover for the American edition of my new book, THE SILENT GIRL, coming out in the U.S. July 5.

Here’s the UK edition, coming out July 21:

It’s a Jane and Maura book and yes, Rat does make an appearance!