Grabesstille (Rizzoli & Isles, #9)
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Grabesstille (Rizzoli & Isles #9)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  14,218 ratings  ·  1,152 reviews
Wohliger Schauer oder nackte Angst. Was, wenn die Geistergeschichten Ihrer Kindheit wahr würden?

Jahraus, jahrein werden sie an den schrecklichen Tag erinnert, da in einem kleinen Restaurant in Chinatown ein Amokläufer ihre Angehörigen hinrichtete. Doch wer schreibt die Briefe, die besagen, dass der wahre Täter noch immer nicht gefasst sei? Erst als neunzehn Jahre später be...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Limes (first published 2011)
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I think I've read all of Tess Gerritsen's books, and this may be her best yet. By using her Asian heritage and more over-the-top humor and risks, she's produced a book that has almost a graphic novel feel, but sits well on her Rizzoli & Isles shelf at the same time.

After finding a dead woman with a severed hand on the roof of a building, Rizzoli & Isles find themselves following an invisible killer out of Chinese folklore--and an equally invisible and implacable hero from the same source...more
Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin
All day I have been watching the girl.

What an impressive opening line…the best crime starts with a great hook, and this one drags you straight in by the hair.

When a hand is found in a Chinatown alley in downtown Boston, Geritsen’s brilliant detective Jane Rizzoli climbs to a nearby rooftop and finds the hand’s owner – a woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply that her head is severed. The murder of this woman with no ID links to a horrifying murder suicide that happened nineteen years earl...more
E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Dünyada o kadar çok sessiz kız var ki hepsi de adalet bekliyor. Adalet, haksızlığa uğradığımızda en şiddetli bir şekilde arzuladığımiz ve maalesef çoğu zaman bize çok uzakta duran şey. Ama sesler birlikte yankılandiginda daha da kuvvetlenir, kimi zaman durdurulamaz. Ve işte adalet geç de olsa yerini buldu. Tess yine kurgu gücünü ve bilgisini konuşturmus. Üstelik bu defa atalarindan, kadim Çin öğreti ve dövüş sanatlarından ilham almış. Çok da iyi olmuş. Peki neden 4 yıldız? Çünkü bir İkiz Bedenle...more
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my absolute, absolute, absolute favourite of tess's! (and this has nothing to do with my asian heritage)

feeling a love i cant quite put into words right now. this book, for me, contained just the right elements - the suspense, the twists, the action.. everything. tess added just enough clues in the story (hidden in the details - just as i like it) for you to play whodunnit, but threw in twists to throw you off your game, only to serve with an ending that i did not anticipate.

also, the tension?...more
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Sanırım Tess’ten bir şaheser okudum. Size göre öyle gelmeyebilir ama benim gözümde bu kitap kadının en iyileri arasında yer alacak her zaman. Öyle bir kitaptı ki yıllar yıllar öncesinde aşk romanlarıyla dalga geçen; elinde Brown, Chattam, Grange, Craig Russell, Agatha vb. birçok yazarın kitaplarıyla gezen küçük bir kızı hatırlamama neden oldu. Sanırım polisiye – ama iyi bir polisiye – benim her daim bebeklerim arasına girmeye müsait.

Yazar kitabın sonunda belki...more
Burak Uluışık
Ben, iç güdülerim ve mükemmel bir kitap. Yeniden kalbimi fethettin be Tess! Bu kitaba 50 yıldız az.
Paula  Phillips
If you are like me then you are a huge Tess Gerritsen Fan and have or been dying to get your hands on her latest The Silent Girl - I know I have. It's been months since I first put my name on the waiting list at the library but it has finally arrived and I read it in one day :). The Silent Girl features three different time periods. The first is Nineteen years ago , when it was said that a Chinese cook named Mr. Wu went on a killing spree in a Chinatown restaurant and murdered five people and th...more
Dec 22, 2011 Brenda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Tess Gerritsen/thriller lovers
Another awesome installment in the Rizzoli and Isles series! Tess Gerritsen has an amazing ability to thrill and scare you, every time she puts pen to paper!

A ghost tour was winding it's way through Chinatown in downtown Boston late one night, the tour leader taking the group into a dark alley, when suddenly a child, who had been whinging about it being 'boring', let out a scream! They all thought the bloodied hand was a prop for the show, until it was looked at closely, then they all started sc...more
I discovered Tess Gerritsen's wonderful Rizzoli and Isles series last year with the excellent novel Ice Cold. Then of course I started reading the earlier novels so it was a pleasure to go forward with The Silent Girl. In this outing Gerritsen visits her Chinese roots and sets the story in Boston's Chinatown. As I live in an area, Vancouver, that has a huge Chinese population and a legendary Chinatown that is both intriguing and mysterious I was ready for the mysteries of Boston's Chinatown.

Kaje Harper
Tess Gerritsen writes excellent, complex and well-plotted mysteries with a police-procedural bent which are right up my alley. This is no exception. While part of a series, this book could work as a stand-alone although you would miss some of the past events that drive character interactions. The only thing keeping this book from really hitting five stars for me is that there is just a little coolness to the writing style. I don't feel the characters' emotions quite as deeply as I would like. Th...more
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
Tess has once again written a compelling mystery and woven all the threads in a beautiful tale. I felt Rat (who we met in the previous book, ICE COLD) played an important role in this story.

My favorite Rizzoli & Isles novel is The Keepsake (book 7 in the series); my second favorite in the series is ICE COLD (book 8). I think The Silent Girl ties with Vanish (book 5) as my 3rd favorite :-) Body Double is a good one too... Oh Hell, they are all so damn good because TESS GERRITSEN is AMAZING!!!...more
The fifth star may be a tiny bit over the top due to the fact that the book I read just previous was such a stinker but Gerritsen has yet to disappoint and this is no exception. Essentially a mystery or suspense novel I find Gerritsen to be well written and well crafted. Kept me guessing right up to the end. I actually guessed the outcome correctly but discarded my conclusion in favor of another only to be surprised at the finish. And she didn't cheat and blatantly mislead the reader down a merr...more
"The Silent Girl" is beautifully written, engrossing, fast-paced, and suspenseful. A severed female hand is found in the course of a perfectly normal Chinatown ghost tour. Her body is found on the roof above with the head nearly cut off. The only clues are two silver hairs, two nonhuman silver hairs. Rizzoli discovers the possible connections to a mass murder at a Chinatown restaurant nineteen years earlier. A 60-ish martial arts master and her young associate are the interesting suspects that k...more

I've read and mostly liked the previous novels in the Rizzoli/Isles series - some more than others. This is competently executed crime fiction, with both police procedural and thriller elements. The forensic aspect of the series - represented by the character of Dr Maura Isles - plays less of a part in this novel. This was a plus for me, because I'm rather tired of detailed autopsy descriptions. I am also rather tired of Dr Isles' tortured and soap opera-y love life. Jane Rizzoli is an interesti...more
First of all, how excited was I to receive an early reviewer book my first time signing up? VERY! My introduction to Tess Gerritsen was about a year ago with The Sinner. I thoroughly enjoyed that book, not realizing it was the second book in the series. Since then, I've been meaning to go back and start from one. Now, with this book, I'm kicking myself for my procrastination. Relationships that were only inklings in the Sinner are confirmed here, so I feel like it is my own fault I got spoilers...more
A severed hand discovered in Chinatown leads Rizzoli to a case from nearly twenty years ago. A restaurant shooting where the blame was placed with the chef who then committed suicide. But someone out there believes the chef was innocent and it's time for the secrets of the past to be uncovered.

The Silent Girl is the 10th book in Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles series. Normally I can plough through one of these books in an evening but I kept putting this one down. There seems to be a lot of re...more
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Overall Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.50
Thriller Rating 5.00
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NOTE: Silent Girl reminded me of why I fell in love with the Rizzoli and Isles series in the first place. If you love a good thriller then this book should be on your list to read!

What I Loved: The Chinese history and tradition used in this book was amazing. It added depth and character to an already richly woven thriller that had you guessing for a...more
Must say I really enjoyed this one and didn't feel it lacked pace at all - not quite up there with the first few books in the series, but infinitely better than the last three (I found The Killing Place particularly poor). A great return to form, but I wouldn't recommend anyone reading it separately from the rest of the series - you'd miss out on so many references to earlier books. Really liked the Chinatown setting and the references to myths and legends, and found the last quarter particularl...more
Das Cover des Buches hat mich nicht sonderlich angesprochen. Ich finde es nicht wirklich schön und für mich ist es kein Eyecatcher. Doch diese Coverart ist typisch für die Rizolli & Isles Reihe von Tess Gerritsen.

Dies ist der neunte Fall von Detective Jane Rizzoli und Rechtsmedizinerin Maura Isles. Auch wenn dieses Buch zu einer Reihe gehört, ist es nicht zwingend erfolderlich die Bücher in der richtigen Reihenfolge zu lesen. Jedes Buch ist ein in sich abgeschlossener Fall und kann somit wah...more
Tanya Eby
I had so much fun narrating this book. Lots of action, suspense, mystery, and great characters. I can't give anything away (until it's published) but I can say if you're a fan of the Rizzoli and Isles series, this one won't disappoint.
Riccarla Roman
This is a great mystery that had me guessing all through the book. I love Rizzoli and Isles, whether separately or together. This is more focused on Rizzoli.

Tess Gerritsen uses Chinese mythology as the basis for her story. Almost twenty years ago, there was a shooting that killed five people in a restaurant in Boston's Chinatown. Someone is now sending messages to the relatives of the dead, saying the truth has not been told. It was not a murder/suicide committed by the cook. Tied into this is t...more
The latest installment of Tess Geritsen Rizolli and Isles series finds Rizolli investigating the murder of a Jane Doe and Dr. Isles finds herself on the outs with the police force after testifying against a police officer who brutally beat a cop killer to death. The Jane Doe, found on a rooftop after her severed hand was found in the alley below, appeared to be tied to a gruesome murder-suicide from nearly two decades before, and Rizolli finds herself looking into the past to solve a current mur...more
4.0 out of 5 stars - Ninth book in the series doesn't disappoint.

After being so let down with Ice Cold, I was a bit hesitant to resume this series but this book was much better! It had the pace and excitement of Tess Gerritsen's previous thrillers and caught my interest right away.

Although the story starts with the discovery of a dead woman on a rooftop in present day Boston, the book deals primarily with a mass murder in Chinatown there that was ruled a murder-suicide 19 years previously. In a...more
Aug 27, 2013 Mark rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of Tess Gerritsen
Recommended to Mark by: the tv show
I was rather surprised when I ran into a copy of this book in my to read stack as I was convinced that I had none left of the Rizzoli & Isles books. So I was being comforted by the appearence of Angie Harmon in the Rizzoli & Isles tv show. Both are very different and have their own strenghts.

However with this book for the 1st time I found that book and the series came within touching distance. I kept thinking that this book could be taken and put into the show as a episode easily. It con...more
This book opens with Maura Isles testifying in the trial of a cop accused of killing a man in custody. So Maura is going to be the primary character in this book as she was in Ice Cold, the previous entry in the series and the trial is going to be the focus of the book, right?


Maura only has a minor role in this book - showing up at murder scenes to do her ME thing and anguish over the cold shoulder she's getting from cops because of her testimony. She also has a few scenes where she 'co-st...more
Daniel Beegan
I say this every time Tess Gerritsen writes another book, but this is her best yet.

Gerritsen, who, despite her married name, is Chinese-American, for the first time wove part of her culture into one of her novels.

The mystery introduces two great characters who I hope we will see again, Detective Tam, a Chinese-American who is likely to make the homicide squad on Jane's recommendation, and Iris Fang, a female martial arts expert and teacher.

I am moving from Maine to Indiana, which is why it took...more
Barbara Mitchell
Just in time for the return of the TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles," July is the release date for Tess Gerritsen's newest novel in that series. I love the TV series but hadn't read one of the books for quite some time.

Gerritsen's Acknowledgments notes that this story is more personal than her others, drawing as she did on her mother's background growing up in China. We learn Chinese legends and culture in a story that is wonderfully mysterious and gripping. Jane's team is joined by a Chinese pol...more
The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen made me a loyal fan. I couldn't love this book more. It is filled with mystery, riveting suspense and a solid story. The author incorporates the Chinese legend of the Monkey King and adds details of the history of sword making. I loved the author’s description of Boston’s Chinatown. The author’s background as a physician added expertise to method of the killings.

A severed hand of a young woman is found in an alley. This murder over time becomes connected to prev...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...more
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“With every year that I grow older, I also draw closer to (my loved ones) to the day when we will once again be together. So I march through the deepening shadows, serene and unafraid, because I know that at the end of my journey they will be waiting for me.” 14 likes
“I'm sorry to say that too often, I haven't a clue why people do things like this. Why they drown their babies or strangle their wives or shoot their coworkers. I see the results of their actions, but I can't tell you what sets them off. I just know that it happens. And people are capable of doing terrible things.” 1 likes
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