A rave review for CHOOSE ME in the Wall Street Journal: Boston is the setting of “Choose Me” (Thomas & Mercer, 320 pages, $24.95), a seamless collaboration between authors Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver. Police detectives Frances “Frankie” Loomis and her partner, MacClennan, have come to investigate the death of 22-year-old Taryn Moore, a college student who […]
A few years ago, novelist Gary Braver and I were at a Boston bookstore Christmas party. We’ve been friends for about 25 years, and we started talking about the #MeToo movement, which was then in the news. Maybe it was the wine, or the easy camaraderie of writers sharing stories, but I said, “Wouldn’t it […]
If your book club is discussing CHOOSE ME, these might get some lively conversations going! Is Taryn a victim? A villain? Or both? Do you personally know anyone like Taryn Moore? How did the course Taryn took with Jack (“Star-crossed Lovers”) relate to the storyline and characters? Do you think that the punishment for Jack […]
Crimespree TV: Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver
A brand-new Apple podcast about how I write my novels: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-81-how-tess-gerritsen-writes/id1484859401?i=1000525845344
My fellow author Gary Braver and I discuss the risks and challenges of writing about a controversial topic. Something we did in our new novel, CHOOSE ME. “In a way it was dangerous because we are treading on sensitive ground and stirring up people because we dealt with this topic,” Gerritsen says. “But our […]
Many of you know about this fun and crazy project I’ve been working on for the past few years, a feature documentary film called Magnificent Beast I invite you to our first virtual screening event! For ten days you’ll have exclusive access to the very first showing of our film. The screening runs from February […]
Coming in summer 2021: a sexy new thriller CHOOSE ME, written in collaboration with my old pal Gary Braver. It’s a story told from both a man’s and a woman’s points of view, and who better to tell that story than both a man and a woman?
I’ve contributed a story “What My Father Never Told Me” to a collection of short stories called IN LEAGUE WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES. I had a fun time exploring the question: what if Professor Moriarty was the real hero? What if Conan Doyle got it all wrong?
There are many ways to tell a story — around a campfire, on the page, and on the screen. A few years ago, my son Josh and I plunged into filmmaking with our first feature horror movie, “Island Zero.” Now we’ve almost completed our second feature film together, a documentary called “Pig.” It was born […]
Love my new UK transit ad for SHAPE OF NIGHT, coming to the UK October 3!
Who is the angry woman whose ghost haunts the Spotlight Cinema at the Strand Theater? Check out my latest video for some clues!
Maine is notorious for having many haunted places. Join me as I explore Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine — a place that’s rumored to hide a ghost or two.
My original title for THE SHAPE OF NIGHT was SHAME. In this interview with “Bookish Indulgences”, you’ll learn why:
The Shape of Night Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine, $28 (288p) ISBN 978-1-9848-2095-2 “This supernatural thriller from bestseller Gerritsen (the Rizzoli and Isles series) ranks with the best of her crime fiction. Boston food writer Ava Colette travels to Tucker Cove, Maine, where she rents Brodie’s Watch, an old house on the coast once owned by […]
KIRKUS REVIEW Running away from the memory of a New Year’s Eve party gone terribly wrong, food writer Ava Collette escapes Boston for a remote Maine village only to face a haunted house and a murder investigation. Bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, Gerritsen (I Know a Secret, 2017, etc.) returns with a […]
I’m always a little anxious when my publisher tells me they have a new cover design to show me. Will I love it? Hate it? I’m not a visual artist so I’m certainly not one to design my own covers, but I do know what I like, and I know if a cover captures […]
Every thriller writer knows you must never, ever kill a pet in your novel. You can torture and mutilate any number of human beings. You can slice and dice women, massacre men on a battlefield, and readers will keep turning the pages. But harm one little chihuahua and you’ve gone too far. The readers will […]