For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston’s Crispin Museum. Dubbed “Madam X,” the recently rediscovered mummy is, to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact. But medical examiner Maura Isles discovers a macabre message hidden within... show more
For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston’s Crispin Museum. Dubbed “Madam X,” the recently rediscovered mummy is, to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact. But medical examiner Maura Isles discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse–horrifying proof that this “centuries-old” relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. When the grisly remains of two other women are found, it becomes clear to Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli that a maniac is at large. Now Maura and Jane must unravel a murderer’s twisted endgame before the Archaeology Killer adds another chilling artifact to his monstrous collection.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 25-08-2009
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Rizzoli & Isles (#7)
Gerritsen deftly weaves ancient archeology and whodunnit in a slightly off-medical thriller that manages to keep the tension and the guessing going until the very end. The supporting characters are solidly credible and go along well with recurring characters from previous Gerritsen novels, and manag...
I love mystery crime thrillers but am sorry to say struggled with reading this story until finally hooked about 3 chapters from the end. Not to say it was a hard story to follow just not one that captured me totally from beginning to end.
Das Buch war von der ersten Seite an spannend.Maura wird zugezogen eine Mumie zur 'schau zu stellen' alle sind ganz wild darauf zu erfahren wie alt die Mumie ist und so geht das Spektakel los. Bis Maura stutzig wird und das ganze mehr oder weniger abbricht und die Mumie auf ihren Tisch in der Gerich...
I enjoyed the book. It had an interesting background story of archaeology and it kept me hooked to the end. It is written in a very easy to read style with just the right amount of description mixed with plenty of action. I was glad it didn't get too bogged down in forensic or police procedural deta...
I this is probably my least favorite book in the series so far. That's not to say it isn't good, it's definitely a solide novel. And the twists and turns kept me guessing. But the subject matter, with the archaeolgy and all that just wasn't my cup of tea. All in all it was a decent read.