The Silent Girl

The Silent Girl

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Large Print - 2011
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Center Point Pub

When a severed hand, clutching a gun, is found in a Chinatown alley in downtown Boston, detective Jane Rizzoli climbs to the adjacent rooftop and finds the hand's owner: a red-haired woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply the head is nearly decapitated. She's dressed all in black, and the only clues to her identity are a throwaway cell phone and a scrawled address of a long-shuttered restaurant.

With its wary immigrant population, Chinatown is a closed neighborhood of long-held secrets -- and nowhere is this more obvious than when Jane meets Iris Fang. Strikingly beautiful, her long black hair streaked with gray, she is a renowned martial arts master. Yet, despite being skilled in swordplay, neither she nor her strangely aloof daughter, Willow, will admit any knowledge of the rooftop murder. And pathologist Dr. Maura Isles has determined that the murder weapon was a sword crafted of antiquated metal from China. It's clear that an ancient evil is stirring in Chinatown -- an evil that has killed before, and will kill again -- unless Jane can convince Iris to join forces with her and defeat it.

Baker & Taylor
Discovering primate hair at the scene of a grisly murder in Chinatown, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles discover clues linked to the fable of the Monkey King.

& Taylor

Discovering primate hair at the scene of a grisly murder in Chinatown, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles discover clues linked to the fable of the Monkey King. (suspense). By the best-selling author of Ice Cold. Simultaneous.
When a severed hand clutching a gun is found in a Chinatown alley in Boston, detective Jane Rizzoli investigates.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011
Edition: Center Point large print unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781611731309
Characteristics: 431 p. (large print) ; 22 cm


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Feb 12, 2019

Love a good detective story

Dec 30, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this Rizzoli & Isles effort. This was a nice tie-in to the 2010 book, Ice Cold, that I wasn't too crazy about. I liked the Chinese folklore entertwined, the fact that it was moving between two crime scenes - one from 19 years previous, and the current event. A great resolution at the end - and plenty of threads to follow up moving forward!

rb3221 Sep 14, 2017

Another well written thriller with disappearing teenage girls, Chinese legends and a mystical sword. The story blends two mysteries, one 19 years old and the other in the present time. Lots of tension and suspense and a good satisfactory ending where loose ends are tided up.
Will the new detective Tam be a part of future novels? Wii Korsack marry Angela?

Feb 02, 2016

I love Tess Gerritsen's books and this book did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. I found it very interesting with some historical Chinese folk lore. I was very surprised with the ending.

Dec 27, 2015

I love the series but this wasn't my favorite.

Oct 03, 2015

Have read almost all of her books, this is by far the best one. Leaves some of the creepiness behind for great traditional Pacific-Asian fairytale-like stories, characters, history and insight into Chinese culture.

Dec 12, 2014

Does not disappoint! I recommend it!

Apr 12, 2014

Mysery about a Medical Examiner and a Detective who come upon a grisly murder committed on a rooftop in chinatown and come upon clues leading to the killing of several young girls and avenging assasins infused around ancient folklore. Light Good read. Did not know the perpetrators until the end. Passable.

Jul 10, 2013

Certainly recommend this for a great read. Totally enjoyed it. A satisfying epilogue for once.

Feb 12, 2013

Terrible! I'm a fan of this author's books, but this was atrocious. 10 chapters was 10 too many.

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siammarino May 18, 2015

Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura solve a difficult case involving the abduction of teenage girls. Set in Chinatown, the story is gripping with many details about Chinese culture. Thriller


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