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Also by Tess Gerritsen:

I Know a Secret, August 2017
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Playing with Fire, November 2015
Hardcover
Die Again, January 2015
Hardcover
Girl Missing, February 2014
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Last to Die, September 2012
Hardcover
No Rest For The Dead, July 2012
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The Silent Girl, July 2011
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Ice Cold, August 2010
Hardcover
Killer Year, January 2009
Paperback (reprint)
The Keepsake, September 2008
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The Bone Garden, August 2008
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Presumed Guilty & Keeper Of The Bride, May 2008
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In Their Footsteps & Thief Of Hearts, April 2008
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Killer Year: Stories To Die For...From The Hottest New Crime Writers, February 2008
Hardcover
The Bone Garden, September 2007
Hardcover
The Mephisto Club, September 2007
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Never Say Die & Whistleblower, May 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Vanish, September 2006
Paperback (reprint)
The Mephisto Club, September 2006
Hardcover
Call After Midnight & Under the Knife, May 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Vanish, August 2005
Hardcover
Body Double, July 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Under the Knife, November 2004
Paperback
Body Double, September 2004
Hardcover
The Sinner, August 2004
Paperback
In Their Footsteps, May 2004
Paperback
The Apprentice, August 2003
Paperback
Keeper of the Bride, August 2002
Paperback
Unveiled, August 2002
Paperback
The Surgeon, August 2002
Paperback
Call after Midnight, July 2001
Paperback
Gravity, October 2000
Paperback
Bloodstream, August 1999
Paperback
Life Support, August 1998
Paperback
Whistleblower, May 1998
Paperback
Presumed Guilty, September 1997
Paperback
Harvest, August 1997
Paperback
Never Say Die, November 1996
Paperback
Thief of Hearts, May 1995
Paperback
Peggy Sue Got Murdered, June 1994
Paperback

Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen

New series on TNT!

Rizzoli & Isles #8
Ballantine Books
August 2010
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Featuring: Maura Isles; Jane Rizzoli
336 pages
ISBN: 034551548X
EAN: 9780345515483
Hardcover
$26.00
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Suspense Psychological | Thriller Medical

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits.

In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, they’re stranded with no help in sight.

As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The town’s previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness—someone who is watching Maura and her friends.

Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura’s charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless—and the chilling truth about Maura’s fate.

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Rizzoli & Isles

Comments

74 comments posted.

Re: Ice Cold

yep this book sounds creepy, but a great
read i'm sure... please enter me!

thank you, tina
(Tina Werner 2:07pm July 12, 2010)

spooky.But i like spooky.Can't wait to read it.
(
Stacey Smith 3:56am July 13, 2010)

I am definitely curious about what happened to those farmers.
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Maureen Emmons 6:33am July 13, 2010)

That sounds like a great story and really scary about the incident in 1968.
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Barbara Hanson 8:31am July 13, 2010)

I love Tess Gerritsen. hope I win
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Angela Barnes 8:51am July 13, 2010)

Sounds like a real winner. Can't wait to read it. As to your question--real-life worries about my kids and grandkids are what scare me.
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G S Moch 9:48am July 13, 2010)

Sounds like a great book. I love scary stories. What scares me? Spiders and snakes.
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Cheryl Lynne 10:23am July 13, 2010)

Already ordered you new book, but watched the new series last night. Loved it. Keep writing & I'll keep buying.
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Pat Wilson 10:47am July 13, 2010)

dead people or things that come to life (pet semtary was the scariest book I ever read, but then again I was in 7th grade at the time)
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Pam Howell 11:03am July 13, 2010)

there is nothing like a good thriller
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Catherine Myers 11:25am July 13, 2010)

Things that go bump in the night, especially when I attribute it to the cats and they are in bed with me! Thanks for the great writing, Tess!
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Kim Akers 11:56am July 13, 2010)

can't wait---watched R & I premier last pm. great.
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Patty Heerdink 12:22pm July 13, 2010)

Thanks for reminding me of true accounts which hold lots of mystery and intrigue. I love your medical take matrixed over the storylines.
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Alyson Widen 12:45pm July 13, 2010)

I just watched Rizzoli & Isles on TV last night and really enjoyed it---now I see this blog--Wow--I think I would enjoy more of your creations.
(
Sue Farrell 12:46pm July 13, 2010)

This book sounds like a really good read, I have not read your books before!
(
Gail Hurt 12:59pm July 13, 2010)

What scares me... falling from up high!
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Colleen Conklin 1:00pm July 13, 2010)

Oh wow. I'm going to google Dugway Incident now. What scares me is serial killers and dentists.
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Cathie Veres 1:48pm July 13, 2010)

I can't imagine living someplace called Skull valley
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Sandy Giden 2:04pm July 13, 2010)

Boy, the thoughts of such event are spine-chilling indeed. And for a plot it is such an unusual one. Congratulations!
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Gladys Paradowski 2:14pm July 13, 2010)

Book sounds Fab to me.
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Vickie Hightower 2:23pm July 13, 2010)

sounds like a winner
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Debbi Shaw 2:32pm July 13, 2010)

I love your books. Sure would like to win this one, Ice Cold. Waiting on a library list for it takes forever.
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Shirley Akins 2:40pm July 13, 2010)

Liked the new show a lot, especially love Angie Harmon. This book sounds like an all nighter. Keep up the good work.
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Donna Petrilla 2:40pm July 13, 2010)

I think I will read the series, saw the commercials for the show last night. Sounds like a good read, I love to be scared.
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Vikki Parman 3:17pm July 13, 2010)

Sounds like a good book to snuggle up on the sofa with. Probably won't be able to put it down either. Thanks.
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DeeAnn Szymanski 3:57pm July 13, 2010)

Watched the premier of Rizzoli & Isles last night. i would love to read the books.
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Robin McKay 4:13pm July 13, 2010)

After having a wreck, driving on ice scares me! Also, brown recluses. Watched the premier of Rizzoli & Isles last night - LOVED it!!
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Kelli Jo Calvert 4:44pm July 13, 2010)

I am anxious to read your book, I love suspense thrillers.
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Gloria Walshver 5:52pm July 13, 2010)

True events make for even scarier because 'stuff' really does happen.
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Mary Preston 7:04pm July 13, 2010)

Had to look up the Dugway Incident
before commenting. It is hard to
believe that intelligent people would
even consider open air testing using
the methods and quantities they did.

What scares me? The dark, heights,
and spiders. All of which I have
learned to deal with. Just don't make
me deal them when I am overtired. At
that point, a noise will wipe me out.

Even though I can be easily creeped
out, I love a good suspense. Your
books always deliver.
(
Patricia Barraclough 7:50pm July 13, 2010)

I too love a good suspense. But if it is creepy, my daughter would love it.
(
Joanne Vitale 9:43pm July 13, 2010)

I love Tess Gerritson, please enter me!
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Brenda Rupp 10:27pm July 13, 2010)

What scares me? I hate driving over bridges, it makes me feel like I might drown; mice i don't like, don't mind running them out but I sure won't try catching it.
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Diane Sadler 10:33pm July 13, 2010)

Spiders. That fear was developed after I watch the movie "Arachaniphobia".
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Kai Wong 10:53pm July 13, 2010)

The book sounds great. I'm going to google the Dugway Incident.
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Marlene Breakfield 11:44pm July 13, 2010)

saw the first episode of Rizzoli & Isles and it was GOOD. so am guess this is well written too. love the premise.
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Barbara Studer 12:46pm July 14, 2010)

Just saw the first episode of Rizzoli & Isles,I enjoyed it.I just got book (The Surgeon)I just started reading it tonight.
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Linda Hall 2:09am July 14, 2010)

Saw the first episode also, thought it might have been the second and I had missed the first?
I also remember the sheep deaths and the scare lives on.
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Karin Tillotson 8:14am July 14, 2010)

I love suspense and mystery. The book sound excellent. Can't wait to read it. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com
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Victoria Zumbrum 9:05am July 14, 2010)

I love to read these types of book, thank you for the chance. Best wishes on the book!
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Cynthia Plaza-Harney 10:20am July 14, 2010)

I love scary books and yours are great!!

What really scares me are lonely, dark roads....dunno why, but I find them creepy.

Valerie
in Germany
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Valerie Bongards 2:39pm July 14, 2010)

I'm eagerly waiting for Rizzoli and Isles. What scares me? Spiders and Bridges.
(
Marelou A 7:15pm July 14, 2010)

It sounds dangerous and interesting...sort of twilight zone stuff...love that
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Darci Paice 10:03pm July 14, 2010)

Thank you for not only writing a book that I would read, but one that my husband would enjoy as well!! I'm sure that we'll pass it on to a few other people as well that would enjoy reading it!! We love this type of genre!!
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Peggy Roberson 9:32am July 15, 2010)

What scares me most is psychological thrillers a la Gaslight. I can actually feel myself going "nuts" when I read or see such crimes. Nor do I like bloody, gory descriptions of crimes. I'm badly blood-phobic. That goes back to when I was less than 8 years old when I saw a blood-covered man coming toward me. My parents said it couldn't have happened; I must have dreamed it, but no dream-image has ever stayed with me this long. Fortunately, since I live alone, I am able to care for bloody wounds of my own. I'm not sure I could help anyone else. I had to give up with my little sister's bleeding foot.
I'm looking forward to the TV show, too. So far I've read almost all your books though sometimes I have to read fast through some of the more icky parts.
(
Sigrun Schulz 7:45pm July 15, 2010)

Well, I didn't clean my house Saturday either but didn't do anything quite as exciting. I have never been to a book signing since they never happen in my neck of the woods. One of these days though..........
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Vicki Hancock 10:20am July 18, 2010)

Oh, I am so jealous that you got to meet those two great authors!!!!
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Valerie Bongards 11:30am July 18, 2010)

I'm really looking forward to meeting Jennifer Weiner this Tuesday evening and we're meeting Susan Elizabeth Phillips in January. I've already met two of my all time favorites, Jane Green and Adriana Tregiani, but I'd still love to meet Robyn Carr, Linda Howard, Jennifer Crusie and Susan Donovan.
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Jill Hayden 11:31am July 18, 2010)

I have not had a chance to meet any of my favourite writers, as many do not travel accross the border.. But one day I will get to RWA and meet all my favs..
I spent yesterday shopping and made a foray into the book store to pickup JoAnn Ross's new book The Homecoming and a book by LuAnn McLane, Driven by Desire..I call that a good day.
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Kathleen O'Donnell 11:38am July 18, 2010)

I needed to be cleaning as well. But alas I'd rather be reading. ROFl.

Have fun at RWA!!!
hugs,
WendyK
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Wilma Keel 11:43am July 18, 2010)

Have a great time at RWA!

I've read Lisa Gardner LIVE TO TELL and listened to Tess Gerritsen's ICE COLD in the last couple of weeks. Lisa Gardner's was very thought-provoking and a little scary while ICE COLD was so good I'll be listening to it again even if I know what will happen. Both women must have very fertile minds LOL

I've been to several booksigning even one of the RWA's and would love to meet Susan Mallery in person, Sharon Sala, Alice Duncan just a big variety of authors.
(
Barbs Ferris 1:32pm July 18, 2010)

Have a great time at RWA!
(
Joyce Mandle 1:35pm July 18, 2010)

Wise choice. Clean homes are over-rated; Gardner and Gerritsen are wonderful.
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G S Moch 1:39pm July 18, 2010)

Clean house?? I should be cleaning to but instead I'm playing online and watching tv, I figured it was too hot and humid to clean! That's a laugh, you did the right thing Sandi! I did catch the new show on TNT that is based off of Tess Gerritsen's books and really enjoyed it!
(
Shauna George 2:12pm July 18, 2010)

I have never been to a book signing, but planned to if one were ever held at the bookstore in our nearby mall. I kept listing that bookstore at sites asking for my favorite bookstore. Now I have heard recently that the bookstore is no longer in our mall. Boo! Hoo!

I just finished reading two books by Jean Brashear and loved them both. I gave both books 5-stars at Bookreporters Word of Mouth. Those books are part of Jean's NASCAR Series and are Extreme Caution and Black Flags, White Lies. I have never been a NASCAR fan and was highly surprised at how much I enjoyed the books.

Have fun at your trip to RWA. Getting together with friends is always a ball. That is what I did Saturday. I didn't do any housework either. I went out of town to attend a birthday party for a good friend.
(
Gladys Paradowski 2:17pm July 18, 2010)

Tess Gerritsen did a booksigning at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, Ohio and kept us mesmerized with a focus on forensics and medical know-how.
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Alyson Widen 2:36pm July 18, 2010)

Accidently found a rerun of CSI last night. Sara said something to the effect, "After seeing so many of these crime sites, I never leave home without making my bed and taking out the garbage." So today I made my bed. Still haven't got to the grabage yet :>)
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Karin Tillotson 2:55pm July 18, 2010)

Sounds like a great Saturday to me, much better than cleaning house. Have a blast at RWA. I'm hoping to go again someday. Meeting several of my favorite authors was a wonderful experience. Everyone was gracious, taking time to talk unless there were several waiting in line. I avoided the big, long lines for Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Suzanne Brockmann & others. It would be a pleasure to meet any of those authors. On my list I'd love to meet would be Jill Shalvis (again), Robyn Carr, Karen Rose, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson and I could go on & on.
I'm hoping you will be kind enough to give us detailed reports on your experience.
Enjoy your Sunday.
(
Donna McClure 3:27pm July 18, 2010)

I met Nora at a Q & A and would go again in a heartbeat. Not sure I can narrow it down to only a few others I'd like to meet. Will definitely need to make an RWA one of these days. But after just finishing the new Undead by MJD, I'd like to meet her as I now have questions - more than at the end of any of her other books.

Have a great time at RWA Sandi:)
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Amanda Reeder-erdly 6:54pm July 18, 2010)

We don't have a lot of book signings in our area so you are very fortunate Sandi. My dd and I did go to see Jodi Picoult two years ago and that was exciting. I would like to meet Catherine Mann, Linda Castillo, Nora Roberts, Karen Rose, Sharon Sala--the list is a long one. I would probably have to attend a RWA someday to meet any of them. Have a great time!
(
Mary Perry 7:27pm July 18, 2010)

WAY too many to name, but I have met a few favorites over the years. It's such a privilege.
(
Mary Preston 7:32pm July 18, 2010)

I am so jealous. I was planning to at
least be at the signing this year, but
the flood took care of that. I have
non-refundable reservations in
Nashville for RWA which of course had
to be moved to Orlando. I just heard
of RWA last year before the conference
and was excited to find it would be
only 5 hours from home. Maybe some
year I'll make it. There are a few
authors whose sites I visit regularly
(Emily Bryan for one) that I wanted to
meet. With the number of authors
there I am sure I would be able to at
least see many of the authors I admire.

I'll think of you while I sit around
doing nothing in Nashville, wishing I
were there. I've invited my daughter
and grandchildren to come and join
me. That means a week of sitting
around the pool which is not
something I usually do.

Have a great time.
(
Patricia Barraclough 9:10pm July 18, 2010)

I didn't clean my either. I would love to meet those two authors!
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Brenda Rupp 9:23pm July 18, 2010)

You're so lucky! I would love to meet many authors, but Suzanne Brockmann, Joe Konrath, Nicholas Sparks, and Colleen Coble, just to name a few!
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Kelli Jo Calvert 9:58pm July 18, 2010)

I would love to meet both of those authors, but the two authors I want most to meet are Suzanne Forster and Trish MacGregor. I have been following Tish and reading every novel she has written since 1986.

Ray
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Ray Getzinger 10:01pm July 18, 2010)

Hey that housework wasn't going anywhere! How exciting for you, Sandi - I'm thrilled that you were able to go!

I've been fortunate enough to meet many, many authors, but those I would love to meet are Alison Kent, Jill Shalvis and as Ray said, Suzanne Forster.

Have fun at RWA, Sandi!
(
Laurie Damron 10:09pm July 18, 2010)

These are certainly two of my favorite authors too. I've been reading Lisa's since I read her second Alicia Scott title WAKING NIGHTMARE when it came out in 1992. I came to Tess's a little later when HARVEST came out. What an eyeopener regarding living organ thefts.

I've never met either of these authors, though I would love to. Lynsay Sands lives closest to me and Kelley Armstrong lives just down the highway about 50 mi. I've met Kelley at two book-signings. I've met Suzanne Brockmann most often: 3 times and the rest were at an RT convention. Talking to authors is truly very interesting, especially since I know I could never do such a thing. Whenever I needed to write something "creative" at school, I had to go to my mother for inspiration. Ask me to write on a non-fiction subject and I had no problems.
(
Sigrun Schulz 10:35pm July 18, 2010)

oh, my goodness you all have met such interesting people. The closest I came was meeting Bruce Campbell many years ago when he was doing a signing tour for his book. That was a blast so I can only imagine what fun you all have had.
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Barbara Studer 11:15pm July 18, 2010)

Going to a book signing would be better than housecleaning any day!! There was one that was a couple of hours away, but I didn't care for the author. It wasn't a Fresh Fiction author, I might add. There are too many that I'd like to meet to put in my comment, but I would find the whole experience exciting and fascinating.
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Peggy Roberson 7:55am July 19, 2010)

Sat are my catch up days anything that I did not get done during the week I do on that day and then in the evening we ( the family) do fun things, If I nothing to play catch up on then I READ
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Vickie Hightower 12:47pm July 19, 2010)

I would have went to the signing as well, smiling the whole way. :)
Hope you have a Great time and looking forward to all the news when you get back.
Happy Travels.
(
Chris Jones 2:19pm July 19, 2010)

I'd love to meet Tess Gerritsen and Catherine Coulter. I've just discovered Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isle's series and can't wait to read more of them. I've loved Coulter's FBI series for the last couple of years. The stories move and keep you interested right from the start.

I've met Debbie Macomber and Merline Lovelace numerous times and anytime they are near me I will go again.
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Nita Heismann 11:54pm July 19, 2010)

Housework? What's that. . . {;-)

I've met Donna Alward a couple of times, and she's just so friendly and nice! Others I'd like to meet are Susan Mallery, Suzanne Brockman, Holly Jacobs, Lynne Marshall, Stephanie Newton, Marin Thomas, Marta Perry, Terri Reed, Christine Rimmer. . . and about two dozen others {:-)

Have fun at the RWA.
(
Donna Breitkreuz 7:13pm July 20, 2010)

I also just discovered
Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isle's
series. Love that Angie Harmon
got a shot at this wonderful
series!
(
Lisa Richards 10:12pm July 20, 2010)

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