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De Mefisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles #6)

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Dit Latijnse woord is in bloed gekrast op de plek waar een jonge vrouw op gruwelijke wijze is vermoord: Ik heb gezondigd. Het is bedoeld als kerstgroet die patholoog-anatoom Maura Isles en rechercheur Jane Rizzoli de stuipen op het lijf jaagt.
Algauw brengen ze het slachtoffer in verband met de controversiële psychiater Joyce O'Donnell, lid van een sinistere groep di
Paperback , 351 pages
Published October 2007 by The House of Books (first published 2006)
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You will find them more enjoyable if you can follow them in order. The books themselves can stand alone and each story is a different case. However,…more
You will find them more enjoyable if you can follow them in order. The books themselves can stand alone and each story is a different case. However, (without giving anything away), the characters are unraveled as their personalities and pasts are revealed and each book develops the characters relationships. Reading them in order will make much more sense and give you more depth and understanding to certain behaviours. Hold on if you can, it will be worth it!(less)
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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Mar 08, 2010 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
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
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
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
Nov 18, 2008 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
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mephisto Club is the sixth Rizzoli and Isles book, and if I’m being honest it is probably my least favourite thus far. It was still an enjoyable read, but I didn’t love it in the way I loved the five prior books. I’m unsure if this is because it has been so long since I read Vanish or whether it was the story itself but I’m hoping I’ll enjoy The Keepsake a lot more.

The one thing I can clearly attribute to my lowered enjoyment is the attention paid to the private life of Isles. Ever since we
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
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.
Umut Çalışan
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Malumunuz tema Amerikanvari polisiye olunca vahşice ve ustaca işlenmiş bir cinayet kaçınılmaz. Yine öyle; önümüzde kolu bir yerde, bacağı bir yerde, parçalanmış, işkence görmüş önce bir, sonra birkaç ceset var. Lakin bu kez katili bulma içinde Jane ve Maura yalnız değil. Şeytan ve şeytani diğer varlıkların ruhani birer varlık olmak dışında, kanlı, canlı, gerçek yaratıklar olduğuna ve insanlar arasında elini kolunu sallaya sallaya dolaştığına inanan, elit, entelektüel ve bir o kadar zengin kimsel ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
This one didn't work for me. The guilty party was identified early and then we go through a history lesson on the myth of demons. The Mephisto Club itself was a group of creepy people. Although I did like a certain character getting in too deep (I won't spoil). I didn't like Maura having the affair with the Priest and wished their relationship hadn't progressed that far. The ending set up at a remote location seemed too much like a plot device versus something that would happen.

Although this one
Abdullah Bakhashwain
رواية نادي مفيستو تندرج تحت نوع روايات الغموض والاثارة. فكرة الرواية الاساسية قائمة على الانتقام. النابع من ايمان ومعتقدات ومفاهيم وتصورات اسطورية زائفة تدفع بمعتنقيها كي يقوموا ببعض الاعمال والطقوس خوفاً من سيطرة قوى خفية غامضة خارجية ماورائية .يخشون منها لانهم يعتقدون ان لها تآثير عليهم وعلى سير حياتهم.
تنطلق الرواية من ماتم دفت وتأبين احد افراد اسرة طبيب في احد المقابر، ويبدأ تسلسل الاحداث وعمليات القتل الغامضة و الانتقام وتشوية الجثث المتعمد لارسال رسائل مشفرة للضحية التالية.
المؤلفة طبيبة م
Jan 24, 2014 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
Karen Mcgillivray
Hair raisin. I was scared and spooked reading this.... Great.
I don't know what happened but this is my least favourite Rizzoli & Isles so far. Maura seemed stuck in her own head for having fallen in love with a priest and worrying whether anything's going to happen or what is going to happen. Ugh, get a grip woman! For a 41-year-old woman she seems a bit too much like a teenager at times.

The crime part of the story reminded me quite a bit of one of the Robert Langdon stories because there was a lot of talk about God, christianity and its symbols. Gerr
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
Zézinha Rosado
Mais um fabuloso livro com a dupla Rizzolil & Isles, sendo que esta autora nunca desilude quem gosta do estilo de literatura policial, com thriller e muito suspense misturados.
Desta vez a autora aborda o tema do mal e da existência de Satanás... se há luz também há trevas, se há bem também há mal, se existe Deus também existe o Diabo???
Questões que nos fazem pensar e que fazem as detectives Rizzoli e Isles partirem em busca de respostas para questões antigas... mas que no entanto parecem tão
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Oct 17, 2014 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
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book six in the Rizzoli and Isles series. A dismembered body is found in Boston with Satanic symbols written around the body parts. The Mephisto club is soon involved. They are a group of people dedicated to fighting super natural evil. Mephisto is short for Mephistopheles, the evil spirit who makes a deal with Dr. Faustus. There are more deaths and the club helps Rizzoli and her team solve the case.
There are subplots involving Jane Rizzoli's family and Doctor Isles romantic life. I rate
Burçak Kılıç Sultanoğlu
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
Oct 20, 2007 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.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 6th book in the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen.
This is an excellent series of books that features Jane Rizzoli a police homicide detective and Maura Isles a medical examiner.
The books are very well written and show a very good knowledge of Police procedure. The interaction between the main two characters is very effective and makes very entertaining reading.
فهد الفهد
May 31, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-crime
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.
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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 12 books)
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  • The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, #2)
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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.” 294 likes
“You can study a face all you want, but you never really know what lies beneath the mask.” 5 likes
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