The Keepsake

The Keepsake

A Novel

Book - 2009
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Invited to witness the X-ray scanning of a mummy, medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the mummy is not centuries old, but rather is a recent murder victim, and joins forces with Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli in an investigation that uncovers other similar crimes tied to a diabolical predator who has already targeted his next victim. A best-selling novel. Reprint.

& Taylor

Medical examiner Maura Isles is shocked to discover that a supposedly ancient mummy is actually a recent murder victim, and joins forces with Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli in an investigation that uncovers other similar crimes.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2009, c2008
Edition: Ballantine Books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345497635
Branch Call Number: M GERRITSEN
Characteristics: 418 p. ; 18 cm


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rb3221 Aug 28, 2017

A mostly fast paced novel that starts with the ominous line, "he is coming for me." There are lots of riddles, clues and plot twists especially in the last 10 pages. It is an unusual setting with archaeology, museums, mummies, murder and serial killers. Good character development of Rizzoli and Barry Frost continues as does the somewhat annoying Isles' relationship with Daniel, the priest. Recommended.

Mar 24, 2013

As usual Tess Gerritsen did it again.... would highly recommend this book.

ckguyfromsi Jul 13, 2012

The author kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the story right until the gripping end. It left me wanting to hear more from these characters in maybe a future novel.

Apr 20, 2010

Tess Gerritsen always writes a thriller in my opinion.

Returned this book to the library, before I started "My Collection".

However, I do know I enjoyed it.

Aug 27, 2009

Amazing! I was never one for thrillers, but this really impressed me. A must-read.


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