Staff Picks: Books
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I was looking for a “good listen” book on CD for an upcoming car trip, and selected The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen. It was a lucky choice. Mummies, mystery, and lots of action make for a riveting story.
When a mummy is discovered in the basement of a Boston museum, it’s dubbed “Madam X” in the ensuing media attention. Everyone assumes it’s an ancient mummy- until a very modern bullet is discovered in the body when the wrappings are removed.
It’s up to homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles to unravel the tangled tale, and to figure out why additional recently mummified bodies are appearing.
Information about Egyptology in the story is a plus, in this seventh in the series by Gerritsen that began with The Surgeon. TNT also has a TV series called, not unsurprisingly, “Rizzoli and Isles.”