Series: Rizzoli and Isles #7
Author: Tess Garritsen
To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large–and is now taunting them.
Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo’s blood runs cold when the killer’s cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car like a gruesome offering–or perhaps a ghastly promise of what’s to come.
The twisted killer’s familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.
Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.-Goodreads
Review: Maura Isles is observing the unveiling of Madame X, a mummy recently discovered in the basement of a small museum in Boston. Only...Madame X isn't a mummy, she's a modern age murder victim. Jane and Maura are on the case!
I love all things Egypt so the archeology aspect of this book was fascinating. Jane and Maura make a good team and I didn't guess the murderer. Fun read!