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Tess Gerritsen

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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, "Adrift", which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.

Tess's first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Suppo...more


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“I know there’s evil in the world, and there always has been. But you don’t need to believe in Satan or demons to explain it. Human beings are perfectly capable of evil all by themselves.”
Tess Gerritsen, The Mephisto Club

“Only the forgotten are truly dead.”
Tess Gerritsen, The Sinner

“The heart makes its choices without weighing the consequences. It doesn't look ahead to the lonely nights that follow.”
Tess Gerritsen, Keeping The Dead

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Dustin Crazy little brown owl :-) I guess adding friends drops your "most followed" ranking because your new friends were following you. Oh well.


Kathy B. Thank you so much for the friend add, Tess. Your writing is simply riveting. I'm so looking forward to Ice Cold: A Novel, and I'm planning on attending your author visit in Bowling Green, KY in June.


Kristi Thanks for the friend add. Love your writing :)


Dustin Crazy little brown owl You're currently #31 most followed on Goodreads :-) Not too shabby!


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J thanks for the friend add, tess! i love your books and can't wait for more! <3


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Tess,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!


Kendra /Books Complete Me Thanks for the add!


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