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The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles #6)

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Evil exists. Evil walks the streets. And evil has spawned a diabolical new disciple in this white-knuckle thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.


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
Paperback, 429 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Helene Robinet They are connectiing. i think that if you read it now, you won't get the idea that you miss something. However, i you begin with the surgeon and then…moreThey are connectiing. i think that if you read it now, you won't get the idea that you miss something. However, i you begin with the surgeon and then go on, you will enjoy the Mefisto Club better. Then you will have some more informations about Maura Isles en Jane Rizzoli, about Father Brophy (otherwise you won't see exactly what Maura and Daniel are about), Vince Korsack and so on. It is not really necessary to know about it to have a good time, but my advies to you would be to read all the books from the beginning, for the characters evolve, as well as their relations.
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May 21, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my least favorite of Rizzoli and Isles series. I suppose it is all the demon possession parts of the story. I prefer regular old fashioned sociopaths.
Paige  Bookdragon
Ever since Maura Isles got the spotlight in this series, I've been complaining how pathetic she is when it comes to her love life. Seriously, she keeps on trying to fall in love to every attractive guy who looks at her. How come a logical and level-headed medical examiner can make such stupid moves is beyond me.


Anyway, The Memphisto Club is the sixth book in the Rizzoli and Isles series. We got some stabbings here, some bullets flying between the good and the evil, a weird club and a ton of medi
Jennifer Wardrip
Nov 10, 2012 Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing
It amazes me that Tess Gerritsen is able to write such awesome thrillers, time after time. And yet she does, proving that she is, quite simply, at the top of her game--and at the top of the psychological thriller/mystery genre!

Many others have outlined the plot of THE MEPHISTO CLUB, so let me just say a few things: this is a great storyline, original, and handled deftly. The action-adventure is non-stop throughout the book, and although you know, basically from the beginning of the story, who t
Nov 26, 2008 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 - Maura's professional nemesis and member of a secret society called "The Mephisto Club."

On tony Beacon Hill, the club's acolytes devote themselves to the analysis of evil: Can it be explained by science? D
Sarah ~
كوني من متابعي مسلسل Rizzoli & Isles ..
هو ما أوقعني في هذه الورطة منذ البداية .
سعدت حينَ رأيت اسم الكاتبة وقررت قراءة روايتها فوراً ، والرواية أيضاً بطريقة ما ، مرتبطة بالمسلسل .
لكن ، أنا نادمة الآن .
رواية رديئة ، ومع هذا تحتمَ على إنهائها فـ لازلنا في بداية العام والوقت مبكر لترك أحد الكتب بدون إكماله ..
ليست مشوقة أو مثيرة ، فقط مجرد حديث طويل ، طويل ، وغير منطقي .
ولا تتحسن الأمور ولا تتطور ، فـ الرواية تحافظ على مستواها السيء طوال عدد صفحاتها الـ 400 :/
لن أقرأ مرة أخرى لـ تيس جريتسين وسأكت
I really didn't like this one all that much. I was actually able to put it down and walk away from it.

I was not thrilled with the character development in this one, there was really only two surprising things...(view spoiler)

The overall plot wasn't that good. I was not truly scared reading about the boy's perspective, it was interesting only
Wendy Darling
I hate it when this series focuses on Maura's boring love life. How a smart woman can make nothing but stupid choices where her romantic relationships are concerned is beyond me.
This is a series that has almost become a diamond in the rough. I remember, the first book did not really strike me as great, but it was good enough for me to want to read the second one. Ever since, this series has really caught my attention. The setting has been mostly Boston, but this book travels to upstate New York. The Binghamton area, Lourdes Hospital, Norwich and even Syracuse are mentioned. Jane and Maura are tracking an evil force. With the unwanted assistance of the Mephisto Club, the ...more
Karen Mcgillivray
Hair raisin. I was scared and spooked reading this.... Great.
Lynsey A
Another Rizzoli and Isles book draws to a close for me. A great story with quite a bit of excitement.

I still feel sorry for Maura. She's heading down a road that is going to leave her with nothing but heartbreak. She deserves happiness.

As for the friendship between Maura and Jane I still want in the books what I see in the tv series. They are friends but it just doesn't feel like a deep friendship. I don't see a great deal of closeness, just judgement and anger at times. I don't know if they ju
Jan 24, 2014 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superbly crafted

this book reads like a horror novel but is a mystery nonetheless. The author does a nice job developing the characters and it is clear that this tendency began earlier in the series. I started with this book and it worked as a stand alone, but there are references to previous books in the series that loyal readers no doubt recognize.
The story begins with a murder on Christmas Eve that appears to be a satanic ritual. A group of amateur sleuths with a lot of money and less experien
Nov 02, 2015 Keksisbaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, read-2015
Ein abgeschnittener Kopf, der rituell aufgebahrt wird, ist nicht gerade das was man sich zu Weihnachten wünscht. Aber für das Verbrechen gibt es keine Pause. Deshalb müssen Rizzoli und Isle sich auch an einem Feiertag mit diesem grausigen Fund auseinandersetzen. Ist hier eine satanische Gruppierung am Werk, oder gar der Teufel selbst? Zumindest glaubt dies eine kleine Schar von Berufenen, die gegen das Böse in den Krieg ziehen und denen Maura zunächst mit Skepsis gegenüber tritt, denn erschweren ...more
May 05, 2014 Fergie rated it really liked it
Tess Gerritsen spins another magical web of mystery in her novel, The Mephisto Club. Here, the story is tied to The Book of Enoch, an ancient text written some two hundred years before Christ. Gerritsen uses Enoch as a foundation for her tale of intrigue to discuss the age-old question of evil. The reader doesn’t need to get bogged down with the historical details of The Book of Enoch to enjoy The Mephisto Club. To buy into the pre-biblical & biblical stories covered in this novel is not ask ...more
Alisha Marie
I think I should start out by mentioning that anything about demons or the Devil just scares the hell out of me. I'm not a particularly religious person, but was just traumatized by my viewing of The Exorcist when I was about twelve years old. So, yeah, I'm a wimp when it comes to that sort of stuff. However, I am inexplicably drawn towards the subject probably because I like to be scared sometimes (when it's daytime, of course). So, The Mephisto Club was right up my alley with Rizzoli and Isles ...more
Tom Mueller
I am currently reading The Book of Jubilees because of the references Gerritsen uses in The Mephisto Club, which proved the most riveting work I've read by her. I've also requested The Book of Enoch for the same reason. 'Jubilees' and 'Enoch' were purportedly written two Centuries BC. They had been deemed apocryphal by early Christians and both works were thought to have been lost, until 'Enoch' (translated from Greek) surfaced in the 16th Century. More copies - written in Aramaic - found in 194 ...more
Ana T.
It seems I can't stay away from Rizzoli and Isles for too long so last week I grabbed book 6 - The Mephisto Club. As usual we start with a scene that will only make sense later and then we find Jane and Maura investigating a grotesque murder where the victim was decapitated. The manner in which the head is posed suggests a ritual of some kind and the severed hand found on the scene turns out not to belong to that body,

Then a cop is found murdered in the gardens of the owner of the mysterious Mep
Burçak Kılıç
Şimdi kitap süper ama Tess'in serinin diğer kitaplarına göre bence en durağan olanı, ilginç olsada kimi yerlerde geçen şeytan tanımlamaları, isa öncesi çağlar sıktı valla :PP Ama cinayetler, otopsiler herzamanki gibi heyecanlı hele sonunda olaylar çözülürken herkesin evde bayıldığı sahne..Çoook tırstım valla :DD Kitap ta sevmediğim bir nokta çeviriden herhalde sürekli kadın böyle yaptı, erkek böyle yaptı anlatımın akıcılığını bozmuş bence :S


Katilde şaşırtmadı açıkcası bi şaşırcak gibi
Georgiann Hennelly
A young woman is brytally murdered scrawled in blood at the scene of the crime is PECCAVI meaning I HAVE SINNED.Its a chilling Christmas greeting for Maura Isles and Det Jane Rizzoli . Who quickly link the victim to the Mephisto club, which is a cult of scholars who aim to prove that Satan himself exists and walks among us. Than another grisly corpse appears. Its clear that someone - or something - is indeed prowling the city. The Members soon begin to fear the very subject they are studying. Co ...more
Wayland Smith
This is the only time I can think of where I like the adaptation better than the books. The Rizzoli and Isles tv show is a lot of fun. The books are a bit darker and the characters are harder to like. Both Rizzoli and Isles are almost completely different books to tv, and I am surprised to have learned I like the tv versions better.

This book has a good bit about Maura's love life, and I find myself thinking, "I don't care." She's in a very questionable relationship with someone she really shoul
Nov 10, 2007 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Tess Gerritsen book and I will definitely read her again. This was the latest book in a series she did surrounding a detective and medical examiner in Boston. This one dealt with a gruesome murder and the possibility of some "other worldly" forces at play. Definitely moved very well and kept my interest peaked, although did not have the kick I was expecting at the end, possibly due to lack of character development of a few key players.
Jul 14, 2011 Fahad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
نجمة واحدة فقط، وللأمانة لم استطع إكمالها.

لم حصلت عليها وأنا أعرف بأن هذا النوع من الكتب لا يناسبني؟ هل هي الرغبة في تجربة شيء مختلف؟ لا أدري ولكني ألقيت بالكتاب سريعا ً، وهذا ليس تعبيرا ً أدبيا ً وإنما هو فعل حقيقي، فهذا الكتاب مع مجموعة كتب أخرى تنتظر الآن في كيس ضخم مصيرها القادم.
Sep 26, 2012 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
I love how this series keeps me wanting more.
Dec 11, 2014 Ladysmartypants rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, favourites
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.

On top of Beacon Hill, the club’s acolytes devote themselves to the analysis of evil: Can it be explained by science?
Aug 10, 2009 Marsha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Tess Gerritsen book. And even though this book was 6th in a series, I didn't feel lost (all that much) while reading it. The one aspect that may have been impacted was the side stories that surrounded the two main characters. To me, they seemed somewhat irrelevant to the main story. But, I am going to assume that these side stories are progressing through the many books in the series. The story basically follows a detective and medical examiner as they progress through an horr ...more
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Jul 04, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by this author. I was intrigued by it when I read the back and the plot centered around the existence of Satan and about secret societies. I picked this out of the "books to share" cabinet at work not realizing the book was connected to one of my favorite TV shows, Rizolli and Isles. It was difficult to separate the faces of Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander (Jane Rizolli and Maura Isles respectively) from my reading but the story was really good. I liked the pacing of the ...more
Jan 18, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-series
My daughter was reading the latest Gerritsen book (on my to-read list!) and kept mentioning The Mephisto Club and how much she loved it. Apparently, the club plays a role in the new book. Since it had been several years since I read it, I downloaded an electronic copy of The Mephisto Club from the library, then spent the next couple of days DEVOURING it! I had forgotten how good this book is!!

Gerritsen has a knack for describing characters and plots without extraneous "fluff". In this book a tr

Véspera de Natal - esta é uma época religiosa de grande importância para todos nós. Mesmo para aqueles que não acreditam em religião, a época natalícia é aquela que representa o bem e a pureza da condição humana. Mas nem sempre é assim. O mal está por todo o lado e nem nesta época de bondade e generosidade este pára. O mal prolifera por todo o lado, nós insistimos em ignorar porque assim nos convém, pois é uma forma de manter um espectro de tranquilidade
Dec 19, 2009 Barbra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this Isles/Rizzoli series and find each one a page-turner.

Back Cover Blurb:
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: Dr Joyce O'Donnell, a celebrity psychiatrist who's made her name defending serial murderers.
But there are other clues left at the rundown house that make the police wonder if this slaying was part of a satanic ritual. Drawn on the wall, in blood, are ancient sym
This serial murder story had some strengths in building tension and throwing some surprising twists and turns, but it ultimately came off a bit contrived and overly baroque in its spectre of Satanic evils. The ball gets rolling with a gruesome murder in which the woman victim is dismembered and the scene reveals Satanic symbols and the message in Latin: I have sinned. The next murder brings Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and forensic pathologist Maura Isles into contact with a shadowy internat ...more
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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
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Rizzoli & Isles (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
  • The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3)
  • Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
  • Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, #5)
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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.” 268 likes
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