Keeping the Dead : (Rizzoli & Isles series 7), Paperback Book

Keeping the Dead : (Rizzoli & Isles series 7) Paperback

Part of the Rizzoli & Isles series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


HE HIDES, HE KILLS, HE KEEPS . . . Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles is asked to attend an intriguing examination.

An ancient mummy has been found in a museum basement, prompting great media excitement.

But with horror she realises that it's not as ancient as they thought...A very modern bullet is showing up on the scan. Detective Jane Rizzoli is called to investigate and soon discovers a second - and then a third - mummified body.

Who is this killer and why does he preserve his victims so meticulously? And who will be the next to join his monstrous collection?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553818383

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This is a good, easy going read. I salute Tess Gerritsen for maintaining the delicate balance between mawkish desire to be shocked and bad taste: something few modern authors can achieve.The story is tight and packed with twists: even when the case appears solved, there's a new twist. I have oft said that I do not like foreign crime stories. This is because, so often, details of law/protocol are at variance with that of Britain. This book is much more concerned with the characters, thus avoiding the problem. The book is peopled with believable characters in an unlikely scenario: this, to me, is the basis of good literature.

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You know what to expect from a Tess Gerritsen. Would however like to see more of Maura. Plenty of gore and didn't guess who had done it !

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