We love Tess Gerritsen because she gave us two of our favorite literary heroines: Detective Jane Rizzoli and Dr. Maura Isles. The Boston-based crime-solving duo (and the inspiration for TNT’s hit series) is back in Gerritsen’s new book I Know a Secret, tackling two seemingly unrelated murders with startlingly similar clues. While both women work the case, they are each distracted by their mothers, who require their attention in both innocent and nefarious ways. In anticipation of this next novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series (her twelfth!), we asked Tess to answer our eight great questions about the books she returns to again and again, the ones she gifts to others and the one book she tells everyone to read.
Featured illustration: Lorenzo Gritti; Author Photo: © Derek Henthorn