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Editor's eBook Pick of the Week

Mon Sep 22, 2008 - 11:17 AM EDT - By Jennifer Chappell


I was doing my usual eBook browsing over at eReader.com over the weekend and "The Keepsake" by Tess Gerritsen caught my eye. I've never actually read any of Gerritsen's books but have been meaning to do so. My Mom gave me a copy of "Bloodstream" that belonged to her sister, my Aunt Chick, after Chick died. I love medical suspense books so I'm looking forward to reading "Bloodstream". The book is on one of my bookshelves that is full of my favorite books, but I've just forgotten to read it. And I don't know how I forgot since I love, Love, LOVE medical suspense/thrillers.

Anyway, I'm sure that Gerritsen's books are good because they get raving reviews and seem to always be best sellers. Not too long before my aunt died, she was visiting at my Mom's house and we had a long talk out on the porch about our favorite authors. She told me then that Tess Gerritsen was one of her favorites and that I should read some of her books. That was the last time I ever got to talk to Aunt Chick. I'm definitely going to be reading Tess Gerritsen's books!

And why not start with a Tess Gerritsen eBook? eBooks are so convenient. Having them stored on my Centro, I have a full library with me at all times. Yes, sometimes even in the bathroom. Gasp! That's right, you heard me. And I know that a crapload (oops, no pun intended) of you do the same with your Palm smartphones. Hey, I'd rather someone use their smartphone in a bathroom than while driving, wouldn't you? No harm done unless the phone accidentally gets dumped (yes, pun intended there) in the toilet. ;-)

Anyway, sorry Tess, "The Keepsake" certainly sounds very interesting and exciting. I think this will be a good book to start with for myself. Well, as a first Tess Gerritsen eBook anyway, since I already have that one paperback I just mentioned above. "The Keepsake" is about an Archaeologist killer. I love anything about archaeology and mummies. But we'll just have to read the book to find out if there are any real mummies involved. I say that because of the description below:


New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed "Madam X," the mummy--to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact--seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse--horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large--and is now taunting them. Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering--or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come. The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried. Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.

You can get "The Keepsake" here for $14.58. I'll definitely be getting it soon.

Here is a link at eReader.com for all of the Tess Gerritsen eBooks that they have available.

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