At Pilgrim Hospital, on a Saturday night, the media are gathered to see an CT of a mummy, recently found in the basement of a museum during an inventory. It comes to a sudden end, however, when an image of a bullet is shown.. making this a much more recent corpse.
Maura Isles was present at the scan, and so she promptly calls in Jane Rizzoli to investigate. Following another ghastly discovery, it becomes apparent that they are dealing with a new killer.. one with a fascination of ancient Egyptian rituals.
This is the latest in the series that began with The Surgeon, although it works just as well as a stand alone book. There are glimpses into the worlds of Maura and Jane, but the main focus is on the crimes, and Tess has obviously done her research. It’s a page turning thriller, which will keep you guessing until the end.. and the glimpses into the different types of preservation are rather fascinating!
I loved The Surgeon and The Apprentice, and have enjoyed the rest the series, but I honestly think that this is the best yet!
Keeping The Dead is published in the UK January 2009, by Bantam Press
Available now in Europe and the rest of the world