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  1. says:

    This is book 7 in the Rizzoli Isles series I recommend reading them in order Tess Gerritsen is a doctor and uses her medical knowledge very well in this police proceduralmedical mystery It is a very creepy mystery opening with the discovery of body thought to be an Egyptian mummy The museum has arranged for a CT scan of the mummy They have already determined the outer wrapping to be 2000 years old through carbon dating But the CT scan shows a bullet and they soon realize that this is a suspicious death More horrific discoveries turn up including shrunken heads Detectives Rizzoli and Frost are assigned to the case and soon decide that they are looking for a serial killer with a taste for the macabre This is a gripping thriller I read it in two days reading almost 300 pages on the second day Some uotes Forensic psychologist profiling the killer He didn't want to let them go so he turns them into keepsakes that will last forever Detective Rizzoli He preserved her as a keepsake She became part of his harem Josephine a harem of dead souls I rate this library book a solid 4 out of 5 stars


  2. says:

    Maura Isles shows up at the Crispin Museum as a guest for the unveiling of Madam X a preserved mummy recently discovered in their basement However she’s soon asked to assume her role as medical examiner when it becomes clear that this is no ancient relic She and Detective Jane Rizzoli now have a modern day Murder on their hands As with the earlier books in this series this one begins with a mysterious and exciting prologue that tugs at you to find the connection to what follows This was a true puzzler as everytime I thought I had things worked out my hypotheses would get crushed with the introduction of a new curve ball The mix of past and present made things even complicated I enjoyed the intrigue and subterfuge as the story moved very uickly Another new narrator Dierdre Lovejoy who was very good She told the story with the right inflections in the right places adding spooky and dramatic flourishes at the right times I really enjoyed her performance making a good story even better I also liked the archeological settings and topics once again learning something new This came very close to being categorized as a mystery with historical elements


  3. says:

    How in the world do Dr Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli get involved in a case involving a two thousand year old mummy? The Keepsake Tess Gerritsen’s seventh Rizzoli Isles book sounds like it could be a creepy Halloween thriller I found it to be an intriguing puzzle Who was “Madame X” and how did she come to be at the Crispin Museum in Boston? Moreover why do other well preserved pseudo ancient remains keep appearing? Are the deaths of these women related? Unable to determine a cause of death without organs Dr Isles cannot proceed It is up to Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost to investigate Jane gets weird vibes about a young female archaeologist who is employed at the museum Frost seems smitten by her Oh oh Frost is a married man What’s going on there? And will it affect his work on this case?Who is Josephine Pulcillo? What is she running from? And what kind of monster kills women then keeps them by preserving their remains? What message is he sending and to whom?The book gets a little off track with Maura’s romance with Daniel and the re appearance of Anthony Sansone from The Mephisto Club but I was thoroughly enthralled with this story I couldn’t wait to see who was behind it and while I was sure that the bad guy was hiding in plain sight I was way off base I am not sure that serious archeologists would truly appreciate this book and I don’t know if Dr Gerritsen had Halloween in mind when she wrote it but whatever inspired her to come up with this premise it made a terrific plot 4 stars


  4. says:

    Mummies shrunken heads and bog bodies this story has the most unusual murder victims that I can recall in any story Bog bodies? There is even a mysterious museum with a secret room Reminds me of when I was young and was reading the Hardy BoysThe story opens with Maura Isles arriving at a hospital The Crispin Museum a small and relatively unknown Boston museum has discovered a mummy in their basement The museum's records are poor to non existent and they are excited about the discovery Carbon dating has shown the outer wrappings to be 2000 years old Before putting the mummy on display they want to perform a CT scan Maura has been invited as a guest Everyone is shocked when the scan shows a bullet in the body Instead of heading back to the museum the mummy is destined for the morgue where Dr Isles will perform an autopsyDetective Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost head to the Crispin Museum They want to check out the basement where “Madame X” the name they have given the mummy was found This is one creepy museum What they discover is a secret room with shrunken heads Turns out one of these tsantsas is not what it appears to be It is not a shrunken head of the Jivaro Indians of South America Clearly they are dealing with a serial killer who likes to preserve his keepsakesJosephine Pulcillo is an Egyptologist with the Crispin Museum She is very smart and very attractive Barry Frost appears to have fallen for her Jane Rizzoli is suspicious of her Something is off There is something else there Something she is holding back When Josephine discovers a body in the trunk of her car a body that appears to have been preserved in a bog and then disappears Rizzoli is convinced she is right Josephine Pulcillo is the key Find out what secrets she is hidingThe story takes Rizzoli and Frost from Boston to New Mexico to Texas to Maine as they work to unlock long buried secrets It kept me turning pages and up at night as I had to read just one chapter The only negative is with Maura Isles and her love affair with Father Daniel Brophy There is too much of her woe is me divorced and in love with a priest I am not sure why Tess Gerritsen gets off track and brings this into the story I usually found myself thinking the character is sad and pathetic


  5. says:

    Wow double WOWGreat story lots of twists and turns— fascinating victims and even fascinating deaths The book in than one way felt like a race against time Not only are characters being hunted and on the run but the intersection of past and present both complicated the resolution— which is great because there are a few great twists in this one— but those complications amp up the suspense and keep the pages turning Certainly my favorite installment in a series that just keeps getting better and betterMore back story on our protagonists Maura and Jane but also Barry Frost gets some attention paid to his personal life And I must have missed something along the way This is not the Barry I had imagined 40 something stodgy slightly paunchy detective partner No apparently Barry is a blond good looking Boy Scout of a decent cop in his early 30s— huh? How did I miss that? I like that Gerritsen gives Barry some background because he always felt like the long suffering partner— not really a dude with a life beyond following Jane around Certainly looking forward to the next book— who knows what will happen next


  6. says:

    The Keepsake is book 7 in the Rizzoli Isles series so I won't give a full review If you've read the first 6 books in this series and enjoyed them Than you'll enjoy The Keepsake Its a really good book


  7. says:

    Gerritsen is the master of putting all of the little pieces together to form one large puzzle Her earlier novels displayed her penchant for lifelike and likable characters dramatic issues and surprising plot twists This book marks a step forward in her development as a writer in the detectivemystery genre as she spins riddles and clues with ever increasing skillAs with classic mystery novels there are red herrings and layers of plot development That intertwine It started a little slow but uickly picked up speed as Gerritsen displays yet again her talent for creating tense creepy scenes utilizing setting and atmospheric elements to build suspense All of the characterssuspects are introduced early in the story and when the end arrives it left me feeling like I could have solved the puzzle but did notIt reads uickly and easily the skill not in the complexity but rather in the twists and turns of deft plotting I also enjoyed the Mephisto Club appearances and theoriesHighly recommended for fans of the mystery genre


  8. says:

    Tess Gerritsen Fans Group Link Not a difficult plotread manageable number of characters to keep track of as you read the book Tess able to add chapters from the main plot to make it enjoyableArchaeologist Josephine Pulcillo discovers a mummy in Boston's Crispin MuseumDet Jane Rizzoli Dr Maura Isles perform CT scans to find the 10 year old body has a modern day bullet the body wrapped in ancient mummy cloth hence the Archaeology Killer is called Madam X A 2nd mummy is found then a 3rd in Josephine's car Medea Sommer mom comes to help Josephine They fear she will be the next victim Angry Kimball Rose he is a dad of a missing son that is not found he is a wealthy patron of the Crispin Museum Carrie Ottoshe is a sister of a missing brother not found both appear to help identify if the 10 year old mummy body is their missing family related body? Why hadn't the police solved this crime already? Why are these people killed wrapped but are being found?view spoilerMadam X must be creating The Keepsake mummies for parties hide spoiler


  9. says:

    35 stars rounded upI really like the archaeology aspects of the mystery with shrunken heads mummies and other assorted aspects The mystery was fun to read and Rizzoli was in kick ass mode which I loveA couple items that were less than greatThe 1st POV of one of the characters wasn't needed and was definitely a distraction at the finale Maura didn't really have much of a role in this one except to mope about her lover the Priest being unavailable Duh I could do without thisThere was a brief part with Santone of the Mephisto Club which is annoying on two elements It's irritating how he always has access to information he shouldn't have but every time he knows people who know something and automatically keep him informed of everything It's just too much And I could do without his club and all the demon talk He didn't add to the story and was an unneeded and irritating distraction from the story


  10. says:

    It's not that The Keepsake is worse than the other Rizzoli Isles books I've read so much as it brings to light the fact that a couple of things that frustrate me about the series are actually series staples 1 There always seems to be a guy pinging the interest of either Maura Isles or a book specific secondary female character in some creepo way ie long stares or persistent attempts at trying to help her These dudes are rarely the bad guys Is the Edward Cullen stare and relentlessly almost aggressively rescue tactic really romantic nowadays? I mean Maura Isles is a doctor and Josephine Pulcillo in this one is a pretty smart archaeologist so it's hard for me to believe that ladies with such brains are really charmed by lingery andor unassertive weirdos2 There will be a lot of breathless twists at the end including the revelation that Someone We Know is actually bad Or We made a mistake The evidence actually points to while he's IN THE HOUSE Which I'm sure mistakes happen sometimes in the real world of detection but meh I'm gonna go back to Patricia Cornwell here I respected her back when the Scarpetta books were great for not going for the cheap thrill of this sort of twist She just told a straightforward investigation and discovery storyBonus number 3 Gerritsen really cannot let go of the fact that her ME based medical examiner Dr Singh wears a Sikh headdress but also LL Bean boots This is the second time in the span of three books he was not in Vanish that these exact details are mentioned within sentences of each other I guess the problem is really that I'm no longer in the mood for silly page turner mass market mysteries any


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The Keepsake

She's Pilgrim's Hospital's most unusual patient and on this Saturday night a media circus is gathered to record every minute of her visit to the X ray department Crammed into the small CT scan room are reporters TV cameras a select group of medical technicians and forensic pathologist Maura Isles Ma Maura Isles shows up at the Crispin Museum as a guest for the unveiling of Madam X a preserved mummy recently discovered in their basement However she’s soon asked to assume her role as medical examiner when it becomes clear that this is no ancient relic She and Detective Jane Rizzoli now have a modern day Murder on their hands As with the earlier books in this series this one begins with a mysterious and exciting prologue that tugs at you to find the connection to what follows This was a true puzzler as everytime I thought I had things worked out my hypotheses would get crushed with the introduction of a new curve ball The mix of past and present made things even complicated I enjoyed the intrigue and subterfuge as the story moved very uickly Another new narrator Dierdre Lovejoy who was very good She told the story with the right inflections in the right places adding spooky and dramatic flourishes at the right times I really enjoyed her performance making a good story even better I also liked the archeological settings and topics once again learning something new This came very close to being categorized as a mystery with historical elements

Review The Keepsake

Ura is there becase the patient being scanned tonight isn't alive She's probably been dead for centuries She is in fact a mummy As the CT scan proceeds everyone in the room leans in close and gasps in horror as an image of a bullet is revealed Maura declares it a possible homicide and calls in Detec Mummies shrunken heads and bog bodies this story has the most unusual murder victims that I can recall in any story Bog bodies? There is even a mysterious museum with a secret room Reminds me of when I was young and was reading the Hardy BoysThe story opens with Maura Isles arriving at a hospital The Crispin Museum a small and relatively unknown Boston museum has discovered a mummy in their basement The museum's records are poor to non existent and they are excited about the discovery Carbon dating has shown the outer wrappings to be 2000 years old Before putting the mummy on display they want to perform a CT scan Maura has been invited as a guest Everyone is shocked when the scan shows a bullet in the body Instead of heading back to the museum the mummy is destined for the morgue where Dr Isles will perform an autopsyDetective Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost head to the Crispin Museum They want to check out the basement where “Madame X” the name they have given the mummy was found This is one creepy museum What they discover is a secret room with shrunken heads Turns out one of these tsantsas is not what it appears to be It is not a shrunken head of the Jivaro Indians of South America Clearly they are dealing with a serial killer who likes to preserve his keepsakesJosephine Pulcillo is an Egyptologist with the Crispin Museum She is very smart and very attractive Barry Frost appears to have fallen for her Jane Rizzoli is suspicious of her Something is off There is something else there Something she is holding back When Josephine discovers a body in the trunk of her car a body that appears to have been preserved in a bog and then disappears Rizzoli is convinced she is right Josephine Pulcillo is the key Find out what secrets she is hidingThe story takes Rizzoli and Frost from Boston to New Mexico to Texas to Maine as they work to unlock long buried secrets It kept me turning pages and up at night as I had to read just one chapter The only negative is with Maura Isles and her love affair with Father Daniel Brophy There is too much of her woe is me divorced and in love with a priest I am not sure why Tess Gerritsen gets off track and brings this into the story I usually found myself thinking the character is sad and pathetic

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Tive Jane Rizzoli When the preserved body of a second victim is found and then a third it becomes all too clear that not only is a maniac at large but he is taunting them And that unless Maura and Jane can find and stop him he will soon be adding yet another chilling piece to his monstrous collectio Tess Gerritsen Fans Group Link Not a difficult plotread manageable number of characters to keep track of as you read the book Tess able to add chapters from the main plot to make it enjoyableArchaeologist Josephine Pulcillo discovers a mummy in Boston's Crispin MuseumDet Jane Rizzoli Dr Maura Isles perform CT scans to find the 10 year old body has a modern day bullet the body wrapped in ancient mummy cloth hence the Archaeology Killer is called Madam X A 2nd mummy is found then a 3rd in Josephine's car Medea Sommer mom comes to help Josephine They fear she will be the next victim Angry Kimball Rose he is a dad of a missing son that is not found he is a wealthy patron of the Crispin Museum Carrie Ottoshe is a sister of a missing brother not found both appear to help identify if the 10 year old mummy body is their missing family related body? Why hadn't the police solved this crime already? Why are these people killed wrapped but are being found?view spoilerMadam X must be creating The Keepsake mummies for parties hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Keepsake
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 9780593057797

About the Author: Tess Gerritsen

Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career A graduate of Stanford University Tess went on to medical school at the University of California San Francisco where she was awarded her MDWhile on maternity leave from her work as a physician she began to write fiction In her first novel was published Call After Midnight a romantic thriller.