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Bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series Tess Gerritsen is coming to Bury St Edmunds Library

Suffolk Libraries is thrilled to welcome internationally bestselling thriller novelist Tess Gerritsen for a special author event at Bury St Edmunds Library on Tuesday 23 January. Tess will be talking to us about her writing career and her latest thriller, The Spy Coast.

Most known for her Rizzoli & Isles series, Tess has sold more than 40 million books worldwide and her last novel, Listen to Me, was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller.

Tickets are £5 each, including refreshments and are available to book online. The event includes an audience Q&A and book signing.

Lisa Brennan, Suffolk Libraries Content and Reader Development Librarian, said:

“We are beyond thrilled that the extraordinary best-selling author, Tess Gerritsen will be coming to our Bury St Edmunds library for an author event in January 2024 as part of her UK tour.

"Unsurprisingly, tickets for Tess’s event with us are already selling fast, so we advise customers to book as soon as possible for this not to be missed event!”

About Tess Gerritsen:

As a physician, Tess brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess's interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.

About The Spy Coast:

Maggie Bird is a lot of things. A chicken farmer. A courteous neighbor. And a seemingly average 60-year-old woman living a quiet life in bucolic Purity, Maine. She attends a weekly book club where she drinks martinis (stirred, not shaken) with her other retired friends. She's a darned good rifle shot. And she never talks about her past.

When a mysterious woman turns up dead in Maggie's driveway, she knows it's a calling card from old times. It's been fifteen years since she ran assets for the CIA and managed Operation Cyrano, which blew apart her life and cost her the man she loved.

Maggie and her ‘book club’ swiftly revert to espionage mode. These old dogs hunt as only Langley alumni can, burning a trail from London to Bangkok to Milan to stay one step ahead of those who want former agent Bird dead. Maggie knows that some parts of the past refuse to stay buried. And that sometimes an old spy has to give up her ghosts.

The Spy Coast will be released in January 2024. You can reserve a copy of The Spy Coast from the Suffolk Libraries catalogue.