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Jay County Reads! 2013


Tess Gerritsen


Read any Tess Gerritsen title during September.

Hear Tess Gerritsen at the library
on Thursday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm
(space is limited, registration required)


Ms. Gerritsen began to write fiction while on maternity leave from her work as a physician. Her first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list.

Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publishers Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Tess Gerritsen's visit to the Jay County Public Library is part of her tour of many libraries throughout Indiana!


Learn more about Tess Gerritsen and Tess Gerritsen's books


Many of Miss Gerritsen's books are available to check out. 

Limited quantities of 3 titles are available for purchase during September for $5 each. 

The Bone Garden
Historical suspense novel with unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past.

The Surgeon
First book in the Rizzoli & Isles series, where a killer’s surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them.

Ice Cold
Rizzoli & Isles series #8. Rizzoli receives grim news that Maura Isles’ charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. She’s determined to learn what happened.


Special programs to enjoy in September

Book Discussion
Want to talk about the Tess Gerritsen books you’ve read? The Book Discussion Group will be talking Tess at their Monday, September 16th meeting. Come at 7:00 pm!

Forensic Science - program for Adults and older Teens, registration required
DNA evidence, fingerprinting and more! Presenters: Trooper John Petro, CSI Detective Shepherd, PPD
September 23 6:00 pm Jay County Public Library Community Room

Clues @ your library
Visit the library September 24th through 28th and help solve a mystery!  Study the photographs displayed in the Youth Fiction area.  Can you identify the locations in the library? 

Investigate during regular hours, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.   Grab an entry sheet, refer to the map and fill in your answers.  Turn in a completed sheet at the circulation desk for a reward.  Sheets with all answers correct will be entered in a grand prize drawing.


Hear Tess Gerritsen
Author Tess Gerritsen comes to Jay County Public Library October 3rd at 3:00 pm to give a brief talk for adults and teens and sign copies of her books. Space is limited. Call 260-726-7890 or visit the library to register for your spot.


Learn about past Jay County Reads! books, authors and events

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