Monday, April 4, 2011

The Keepsake - Tess Gerritsen

In this installment of the Rizzoli & Isles series, Detective Rizzoli and her partner get a very interesting case when a recently found mummy turns out to be YOUNGER than anticipated.

Dr. Josephine Pulcillo is an Egyptologist (I didn't know such thing existed) who was hired by the Crispin Museum to help with the finding of Madam X, a supposed ancient mummy whose paperwork was nowhere to be found at the very old and neglected museum. Josephine is the focus of this mystery when after finding her missing keys, a dead body appears in her possession.

More and more details emerge about her and her past that have Rizzoli and Frost scrambling to figure out who the mummy is and why Josephine is in danger. I like that Gerritsen's books always have some kind of focus away from the mystery. This time archeology plays a large role and it is interesting learning about how mummy's were preserved and about other archaeological terms that I would not know about otherwise.

Have you ever read a book that included aspects of archeology? Besides of course In the Woods hahaha. I remember some book I read a looooong looong time ago about the hidden city of something but that was a long long time ago!

And for those of you that are sick of the Rizzoli & Isles updates, have no fear. I have one book left in the series but have to put it down for awhile to read our April Group Read, Sammy's Hill!

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