Tess Gerritsen – The Savidge Reads Advent Calendar Day 24

So it is Christmas Day tomorrow, which frankly has come around too soon, I am hoping you will be all getting books in abundance (though if you are like me your family normally steer clear of buying you books as gifts), fancy a few more? It is the finale of the Savidge Reads Advent Calendar and so we are going out with a bang. I am giving one of you what has probably become my favourite series of books, though it’s a close daily battle with these and the ‘Tales of the City’ novels I gave away yesterday (you still have time), and that is Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles novels, all nine of them…




All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this lovely, if a little grisly lot, is to leave your name in the comments below with your favourite crime novel of the year and why it was so good. You have until midnight GMT tonight, good luck and Merry Christmas to you all.


Filed under Book Thoughts, Random Savidgeness

11 responses to “Tess Gerritsen – The Savidge Reads Advent Calendar Day 24

  1. Room by Emma donough so creepy.but so close to real life.jacee duggard case.

  2. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

  3. My favourite crime read this year was an oldie-Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary. Her books are definitely great comfort reading, although I always seem to crave crumpets, buttered toast and tea while I’m reading them…

  4. Lars Kepler, The Hypnotist. Exciting scary nordic crime. Yummm. I’ve never read Tess Gerritson though goodness knows I’ve heard you raving about her often enough. So hope I’m in with a chance. Happy Christmas to you Simon and I hope 2012 will bring better health and happiness.

  5. I really enjoyed Villain by Shuichi Yoshida – creepy, unusual and a side of Japan I haven’t seen (and don’t really want to).
    Merry Christmas, I hope 2012 is full of good books, health and happiness.

  6. I am not a big fan of the genre, so I just wanted to say Merry Christmas, with lots of love and peace around you! 🙂

  7. cath

    My favourite of 2011 is a series too. I started reading Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus this year at the first one published and am now looking forward to nr 4 to be picked up at the library this afternoon. Why I like them so much?
    I guess it is pure nostalgia because Rebus reminds me of this dear Scotsman I fell in love with long ago and then Edinburgh became my all time favourite city. The love story is long gone since and I’m very happily married over here in the Netherlands but I cant help hearing the Scottish accent when reading Rankin’s books.

  8. Jenni

    The Leopard by Jo Nesbø. He writes such intricate plots but somehow manages to to tie everything together in the end. And you can’t help but love Harry Hole, despite his flaws (and he has many).

    This is a series one should definitely read in the correct order. Unfortunately the first two books haven’t been translated to English yet, but they’re due soon. A word of a warning though, the first book The Bat man (if it will be translated literally) isn’t that good in my opinion. But from the second book on, The Cockroaches, the quality is very high indeed.

    Merry Christmas, I hope you get to read lots of good books in 2012.

  9. Bet

    The best crime novel I read this year was Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. I enjoyed it because of the Southern (U.S.) setting and the complex emotional goings-on between the characters.

  10. I haven’t read any crime novels this year! However, Happy Christmas and I hope 2012 proves less challenging healthwise for you.


  11. Ruthiella

    Happy Holidays Simon! The best crime book I have read this year would be a tie between When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson and the last Steig Larsson book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Kate Atkinson has been so consistently good in all the Jackson Brodie books. I love the twisted plots that reveal themselves only on the last pages and the wicked sense of humor that pops up throughout. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest was not as good as the first book in the trilogy, but it does provide a satisfying ending for Lisbeth Salander, one of the best literary characters ever.

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