Tess Gerritsen���s first novel, ���Call After Midnight��� was published in 1987, followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. The publication of ���Harvest��� in 1996 marked her transition to writing medical thrillers and suspense novels. A complete listing of Gerritsen���s novels, in order by publication date, is available at FictionDB.com.Continue Reading
���Harvest��� was the first of Gerritsen���s novels to make the New York Times Bestseller list, rising to number 13, and it marked her transition to worldwide success as an author. She wrote three more medical thrillers (���Life Support,��� ���Bloodstream��� and ���Gravity���) before penning ���The Surgeon��� - the first book featuring her popular characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. As of May 2015, she has published 13 Rizzoli & Isles novels, and a successful television adaptation of the series debuted on TNT in 2010. She also published a suspense novel called ���The Bone Garden��� in 2007 and a thriller, ���Playing With Fire,��� in 2014, both outside of the Rizzoli & Isles series.
Gerritsen���s immense success has motivated her original publisher to re-release her early romance novels, repackaged to look more like her current thrillers. The disappointed response from readers who purchased these books drove her to pen a blog post both explaining the origin of the books and subtly defending the romance genre.Learn more about Fiction