The Keepsake

The Keepsake

By Tess Gerritsen

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345497635, 418pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum. Dubbed Madam X, the recently rediscovered mummy is, to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact. But medical examiner Maura Isles discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse horrifying proof that this centuries-old relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. When the grisly remains of two other women are found, it becomes clear to Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli that a maniac is at large. Now Maura and Jane must unravel a murderer's twisted endgame before the Archaeology Killer adds another chilling artifact to his monstrous collection.

About the Author
Sunday Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is one of the biggest names in crime fiction. A former doctor, Tess has now retired from medicine to write full-time. She and her family live in Maine.

Praise For The Keepsake

“A frighteningly effective stunner from one of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—Providence Journal

“Disturbing and intensely mesmerizing . . . It’s shudder inducing!”—Romantic Times

“An intricate plot that will keep readers guessing.”—Publishers Weekly

“Wraps readers in a web of evil that is hard to shake . . . Once you pick up this novel, there’s a good chance you won’t be good for much else till you’ve reached its satisfying conclusion.”—Nashville Scene

The Keepsake reads at a reckless pace, drawing the reader into a twisted world of well-preserved vengeance.”—Madison County Times

“Dark, creepy and a great read.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

The Keepsake is a superb suspense novel, with twists galore . . . a beautifully constructed suspense novel with a great story.”—Toronto Globe and Mail