Rizzoli and Isles

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668 ratings

The Apprentice Summary

Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the hit TNT series—continue their crime-solving streak.

It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who literally and figuratively scarred her, she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence. But Rizzoli isn't counting on becoming a target herself. Yet once Hoyt is suddenly free, he joins his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta....

©2002 Tess Gerritsen (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Body Double

    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Returning home from a trip to Paris, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles confronts a nightmarish scene. Police cruisers line her street and slumped in a car at the end of Maura's driveway is a dead woman, her head bloodied by a gunshot wound. Cops and neighbors gape at her as she approaches. Only when Maura looks at the victim does she understand why everyone is so shocked by her arrival. The dead woman looks exactly like Maura. Within a week, the DNA lab delivers a stunning verdict.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pacy but a bit over the top

    • By Kirstine on 15-02-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 5

    • Vanish

    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages - one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story, well-narrated

    • By Lolah on 17-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 6

    • The Mephisto Club

    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Peccavi: The Latin word is scrawled in blood at the scene of a young woman's brutal murder: I Have Sinned. It's a chilling Christmas greeting for Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who swiftly link the victim to controversial celebrity psychiatrist Joyce O'Donnell-Jane's professional nemesis and member of a sinister cabal called the Mephisto Club.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cops and the occult nicely combined

    • By Lex on 25-10-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 7

    • Keeping the Dead

    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    She's Pilgrim 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. Maura is there because the patient being scanned tonight isn't alive. She's probably been dead for centuries. She is, in fact, a mummy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not much in it....

    • By Kerry Hampton on 24-06-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 8

    • Ice Cold

    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting thriller

    • By Kirstine on 11-10-10

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  • Book 9-11

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    • Tess Gerritsen - The Rizzoli & Isles Series

    • The Silent Girl, Last to Die, Die Again
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
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  • Book 9

    • The Silent Girl

    • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent listen

    • By Kirstine on 06-08-11

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 10

    • Last to Die

    • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but a bit contrived

    • By Kirstine on 20-12-12
    • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 28-08-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 159 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 11

    • Die Again

    • Rizzoli & Isles
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful, Robotic Narrator

    • By Gills on 21-01-15

    Regular price: £27.49

  • Book 12

    • I Know a Secret

    • Rizzoli & Isles, Book 12
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles - the crime-solving duo who inspired the smash hit TNT series - return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, narrator didn’t do it for me

    • By Steve B on 28-01-18

    Regular price: £25.09