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The Keepsake - A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Tess Gerritsen

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. 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. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse-horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large-and is now taunting them. Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering-or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come. The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried. Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection. From the Hardcover edition.

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. 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. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse-horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large-and is now taunting them. Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering-or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come. The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried. Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection. From the Hardcover edition.
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New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the peak of her storytelling powers. 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. But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse-horrifying proof that this "centuries-old" relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large-and is now taunting them. Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo's blood runs cold when the killer's cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering-or perhaps a ghastly promise of what's to come. The twisted killer's familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried. Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carolyn McCormick, Alyssa Bresnahan

Length:

6h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:00


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

00:31