I love television shows with quirks or strong female characters so this Summers new show on TNT Rizzoli & Isles really caught my attention when it started. I really like how the female leads have just burst onto the screen like they have always been there. I watched the first couple of shows before I noticed that they are based on the Jane Rizzoli series of books by Tess Gerritsen. The series of books starts with The Surgeon.
From Publishers Weekly ~
"A creepy cerebral serial killer vaguely reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter pursues a charismatic female doctor in this thoroughly satisfying if somewhat derivative thriller. Skillfully drawn surgical backdrops sizzling with ER intensity balance out the obligatory romantic intrigue and familiar plucky police professionals, attesting to Gerritsen's authentic medical expertise as a former physician. Dr. Catherine Cordell, the main character in this chilling tale, thought she had shot and killed her rapist and would-be murderer two years earlier in steamy Savannah, where he was a surgery intern at her hospital. Now, in Boston, as another hot summer begins, he appears to have miraculously returned and embarked once again on his grisly mission: he rapes women, then surgically removes their wombs. As two intrepid detectives Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli investigate, Cordell begins to doubt her own memories (or lack of) and discovers that not even her OR is safe. Gliding as smoothly as a scalpel in a confident surgeon's hand, this tale proves that Gerritsen (Harvest; Life Support; Bloodstream; Gravity), originally a romance writer, has morphed into a dependable suspense novelist whose growing popularity is keeping pace with her ever-finer writing skills. (Sept.)Forecast: National print advertising in People, the New York Times and USA Today, plus a major promotion campaign, will ratchet Gerritsen's sales up yet another notch." Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
The full series of the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles books to date are:
If you are in the mood for a good mystery book you can find a new paperback copy of The Surgeon at Deep Discount for $7.19 with free shipping, if you are looking for a used copy to start off your collection then you can find copies for as low as a penny with $3.99 shipping through Amazon sellers, you can download the Kindle version for $6.29 or if you would like the audio book version you can get a copy from Audio Audible for $17.50 to download to your iPod.
Be sure to check out the series staring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander and is on TNT Monday nights at 10/9c.
I hope you are all having a nice weekend!