Rizzoli and Isles

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,661 ratings

The Surgeon Publisher's Summary

He slips into their homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, unaware of the horrors they soon will endure. The precision of the killer's methods suggests he is a deranged man of medicine, propelling the Boston newspapers and frightened public to name him "The Surgeon."


The cops' only clue rests with another surgeon, the victim of a nearly identical crime. Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now she hides her fears of intimacy behind a cool and elegant exterior and a well-earned reputation as a top trauma surgeon.


Cordell's careful façade is about to crack as this new killer recreates, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell's own ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. Her only comfort comes from Thomas Moore, the detective assigned to the case. But even Moore cannot protect Cordell from a brilliant hunter who somehow understands - and savors - the secret fears of every woman he kills.

©2001 Tess Gerritsen (P)2001 Random House Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Surgeon

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 995
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 664

    Tess Gerritsen was a successful internist who left her practice to focus on her children and her writing. Gerritsen's medical suspense novels have consistently won critical and fan acclaim, and now, with The Surgeon, she delivers her most gripping work.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Surgeon

    • By Elizabeth on 11-19-07

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 2

    • The Apprentice

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city's streets. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writer!

    • By Penny on 10-19-03

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 3

    • The Sinner

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Within the sanctuary walls of the convent, lie two nuns: one dead, one critically injured. Medical examiner Maura Isles' autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then the disturbing case takes a stunning new turn when another woman is found murdered in an abandoned building. Together, Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these slaughters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT READ

    • By Dorothy on 09-09-03

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 4

    • Body Double

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Dr. Maura Isles makes her living dealing with death. As a pathologist in a major metropolitan city, she has seen more than her share of corpses every day, many of them victims of violent murder. But never before has her blood run cold, and never has the grim expression "dead ringer" rung so terrifyingly true. Because never before has the lifeless body on the medical examiner's table been her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Apprentice

    • By Donna on 11-07-04

    Regular price: $17.50

  • Book 5

    • Vanish

    • Rizzoli & Isles 5
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The nameless and beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney in the cold room, 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shame

    • By Dandylion on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Vanish

    • A Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of Body Double.

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  • Book 6

    • The Mephisto Club

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • My new " Go to" Author

    • By JACK on 09-08-10

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    • The Mephisto Club

    • Rizzoli & Isles 6
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In a rundown house, a woman has been dismembered in an act of carnage that leaves veteran cops in shock. The last person called from the dead girl's phone was Dr. Joyce O'Donnell, a celebrity psychiatrist who has made her name defending serial murderers.

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  • Book 7

    • The Keepsake

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen, Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston's Crispin Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery. Dubbed "Madam X", the mummy - to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact - seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me exercising

    • By E on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Keeping the Dead

    • Rizzoli & Isles 7
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

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  • Book 8

    • Ice Cold

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Jane And Maura

    • By JACK on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 9

    • The Silent Girl

    • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 9
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    No one takes readers to the dark side and back with more razor-sharp jolts and sheer suspense than the storytelling master behind Ice Cold and The Keepsake. When New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen has a tale to tell, put yourself in her expert hands and prepare for the shocks and thrills that are certain to follow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, I've become a fan.

    • By Randy Morgan on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 10

    • Last to Die

    • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    While visiting Julian “Rat” Perkins, the 16-year-old boy with whom she survived a terrible ordeal, Maura Isles is startled to learn that all the students at Evensong are survivors of violence. Isolated in the Maine wilderness, the boarding school teaches its students the science and investigative skills needed for a high-level crime fighting career. Meanwhile in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli investigates the murder of Teddy Clock’s foster family, a slaughter that only Teddy survived.

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  • Book 11

    • Die Again

    • Rizzoli & Isles, Book 11
    • By: Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Tiffany Lynn Lasister on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.49