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Book Riot

50 Must-Read Crime Novels For Fall and Winter 2019

October 2019

“Fall’s here, which means it’s time to look at some of the crime novels being published in the last few months of the year! Whether you’re adding to your fall reading list or getting a few holiday gift ideas together, prepare for your TBR to explode…AGAIN.” Read More

SeaCoast Online

Book Notes: Watch your back

October 2019

“Tess Gerritsen, author of the bestselling Rizzoli and Isles detective series, has just published a new, stand-alone thriller, The Shape of Night. It’s an unapologetic, erotic ghost story that leaves us breathless, at times. ‘A ghost, after all, is every woman’s perfect lover,’ says her protagonist, Ava Colette.” Read More


6 October Thrillers to Scare The Sh*t Out of You

October 2019

“Tess Gerritsen plows new ground in The Shape of Night (Ballantine), a gothic-themed paranormal tale rich in atmosphere and reminiscent of Thomas Tyron’s The Other. Gerritsen’s latest makes comparable use of a formerly peaceful New England shoreline setting, following a guilt-ridden Ava Collette’s physical and emotional flight north from Boston.” Read More

Experience Magazine

The Experience Questionnaire: Tess Gerritsen

October 2019

“Nothing beats the moment you see your very first novel in a bookshop.” Read More

The Writer Files

How NY Times Bestselling Author Tess Gerritsen Writes

October 2019

“Make every single chapter feel that somebody is off balance, that something is not right. That is what propels readers to read the next chapter.” Listen Now

DownEast Magazine

Night Writer

October 2019

“In The Shape of Night, bestselling Camden suspense novelist Tess Gerritsen dabbles in the spectral.” Read More


50+ New Thrillers That Should Be on Your Radar This Year

October 2019

“In The Shape of Night, bestselling author Tess Gerritsen weaves a supernatural tale filled with equal parts thrills and romance.” Read More

Writer Writer Pants on Fire

Tess Gerritsen On Her First Foray Into Gothic Fiction

September 2019

“A good writer’s mind is never still.It’s always moving around, whether it’s working on the current project, or incubating something that’s about to happen.” Listen Now

Bangor Daily News

Best-selling Maine author branches out with a sexy ghost story

September 2019

“The book, compulsively readable, was worth the wait. It has twists, turns, suspense, old-fashioned recipes and small-town dynamics that may feel familiar to lots of Mainers, though hopefully the ghost and murder elements will not.” Read More


Books that Go Bump in the Night: Haunted House Reads for Your Book Club

September 2019

“Does your book club love spooky stories with a romantic twist? If so, Tess Gerritsen’s The Shape of Night will hit all the right notes.” Read More

Associated Press

Review: ‘The Shape of Night’ invokes classic gothic suspense

September 2019

“Gerritsen creates an atmospheric scene with the mansion and the Maine coastline, and readers will almost feel the breeze and hear the waves crashing against the rocks. The main story of Ava, who may — or may not — be descending into madness, is compelling, and a clever twist or two steers the narrative in unexpected ways…another winner for Gerritsen.” Read More

Publishers Weekly

The Shape of Night

July 2019

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 a 19th-century sea captain, Jeremiah Brodie. Ava’s goal is to finish writing her latest cookbook there, but she’s also trying to escape a tragic past. Soon her nights are interrupted by visions of Jeremiah’s ghost, who appears to be as real as if he were a flesh and blood man. Meanwhile, she begins to wonder about a series of mysterious if apparently natural deaths in the town—and why the last renter left the house so abruptly. After learning more about the house’s history and its previous inhabitants, she consults a ghost hunter, whose team discovers some disturbing things about paranormal presences at Brodie’s Watch. The stakes rise when Ava figures out that a killer is on the loose who must be stopped. This magnetic haunted house story will keep readers riveted from the very first page. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.) Read More


The 50 Best Suspense Books of All Time

May 2019

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen ranked #36 on the reedsydiscovery list of the 50 best suspense books of all time.

“Did you know that before Rizzoli & Isles was on TNT, it was a series of novels by Tess Garritsen? The Surgeon is the first in that series, about a murderer whose M.O. is torturing and killing women using seemingly medical knowledge — hence his nickname, “the Surgeon.” Read More

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About Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen, Incendio

July 2016

During her last visit to Poland Tess Gerritsen beautifully played the beginning of the song “Incendio,” which she composed herself to accompany her latest novel, “Playing With Fire.” The lobby of the Hotel Intercontinental provided an enchanting backdrop

Tea with Tess Gerritsen and CJ Lyons

December 2012

New York Times bestselling thriller authors CJ Lyons and Tess Gerritsen sit down for tea and discuss the origins of Rizzoli and Isles, Tess’s greatest fear, their theories on the origins of evil, behind the scenes of the TNT hit TV show, and how Tess’s mom influenced her writing career

Tess Gerritsen: Office Hours with Google Play

September 2012

Tune in to our interview with Tess Gerritsen, creator of the bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, and learn more about her inspiration for each new book and how she found her way to crime writing from a career in medicine.

Tess on Jane and Maura’s Relationship

June 2012

Tess on writing her Rizzoli & Isles novels

June 2012