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Tess Gerritsen is one of the premier authors in the medical and crime thriller genres. She is a dynamic and multi-talented writer, and her published material contains bright instances of humor as well as dark and intricate plots, astounding technical elements and exceptional attention to detail.
She enjoys fiddling and gardening at her home in New England, and is married to Dr. Jacob Gerritsen, M. Together they have two children, both sons. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in the year After moving to Honolulu, she began practicing medicine full-time, while still treasuring writing as a way to escape from daily life and as a kind of therapy.
After winning an award of US dollars for a short story she wrote in her spare time, she decided to pursue writing less as a valued hobby and more professionally. Early Work While practicing medicine, Tess Gerritsen was deeply interested in reading romances, so naturally, she gravitated towards that genre for her first forays into novel writing. In the year , Harlequin Publishing bought the rights to her first professional romance thriller, Call After Midnight, and for almost a decade published a steady stream of romantic thrillers written by Tess Gerritsen.
Influenced but her own extensive technical knowledge and natural talent with the English language to transition to more work with a more serious tone, abandoning the genre of romantic thrillers in It was published in the year , and was inspired by a conversation she had had with a retired homicide detective. This led to her publishing three subsequent medical thrillers, all of which became bestsellers in their own right. Her sophomore effort, the crime thriller Life Support, garnered wide critical and commercial success, and fully cemented her reputation as a premier writer in the thriller genre.
The story follows emergency room physician Dr. Toby Harper as he attempts to contain an unstoppable virus terrorizing his quiet overnight shift at the hospital. Finding a cure is paramount, as well as finding the culprits who unleashed this horrible plague. Lauded as more mature and somehow more exciting, Life Support paved the way for more medical thrillers, finally coming to an end with Gravity.
Another genre change came in , we she transitioned from medical thrillers to crime thrillers and police procedural drama. While only a supporting character in the novel, Det. Rizzoli would go to to become her most recognizable character, along with her counterpart and foil, Dr. Maura Isles. Nine books have been published in the Rizzoli and Isles series, with her most recent stand alone work being The Bone Garden, a historical fiction thriller based in 19th century Boston. The series focuses on homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, and medical examiner Dr.
Each novel is painstakingly researched and sourced, combining detailed technical knowledge and a masterful sense of timing and plot direction to create suspenseful, yet revealing and intuitive thriller fiction.
It quickly garnered vast viewership and became one of the most watched programs on the network. A side effect of the explosive popularity of the show has been a massive surge in sales for all nine Rizzoli and Isles novels, further catapulting Tess Gerritsen in the limelight as a bestselling author expected to produce engaging and suspenseful thriller novels.
Writing Style Like any successful thriller writer, Tess Gerritsen is a master of plot and timing, incorporating beautiful timing into an involved plot to bring her vibrant and colorful characters to life. Learning to balance dangerous and fantastic situation with cold, hard facts helps to bring the page to life, while still maintaining a sense of mystery and wonder that leaves the reader wanting more. Combining real world knowledge with fully fleshed out character and thoughtful story lines is the hallmark of a master of thrill, and Tess Gerritsen possesses all these qualities, with the momentous addition of her professional training and experience and dedication to realism and research.
Her many fans include authors Stephen King and James Patterson. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.
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