Rizzoli and Isles

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768 ratings


From a doctor turned author, this gripping series of medical suspense novels teams up two strong women - a detective and a doctor - to solve murders in Boston.

A former physician, New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen has created strong, dynamic, and believable female characters in Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Maura Isles. Fascinating medical details add authenticity to her always gripping, sometimes gory, murder mysteries. Working together (and through occasional clashes) for justice, Rizzoli and Isles encounter children at risk, evildoers from all walks of life, desperate souls, and cold-blooded killers. In the process of their investigations, Rizzoli and Isles also connect with colorful Boston locals, from tony Beacon Hill to gang-ridden tenements, at their best.

Narrator Tanya Eby nails the dynamics that make Rizzoli and Isles a peerless duo. Eby deftly handles the lively repartee between Jane and Maura, capturing their differences in style and approach while allowing their genuine affection for one other to shine through.

The series of mysteries inspired the hit television drama Rizzoli & Isles, which ran for six years.

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