Transworld has signed another "nerve-jangling and truly twisty" Rizzoli and Isles thriller from author Tess Gerritsen.
The 13th instalment of the crime series, Listen To Me, will be published in hardcover, e-book and audio on 7th July 2022 and will see detective Jane Rizzoli and forensic pathologist Maura Isles investigate the gruesome murder of a nurse while also protecting a young student from a stalker. But immersed in their day jobs, with eyes averted, they are at risk of missing a dangerous situation that is unfolding much closer to home.
Fiction publisher Sarah Adams bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Rebecca Scherer and Meg Ruley from the Jane Rotrosen Agency.
Adams said: “A few years have passed since readers followed a murder case with the brilliant Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, and we are thrilled to announce that Tess is bringing back the much loved team for their thirteenth investigation. Listen to Me is everything I hoped for and more: slick, nerve-jangling and truly twisty, and featuring Jane Rizzoli’s inimitable mother, Angela, in a starring role. I couldn’t be more excited for Tess’ loyal fans."
Gerritsen added: “One of my favourite characters in the Rizzoli and Isles universe has always been Jane's mother, Angela. While she's just as clever and observant as her daughter, Angela is often ignored and discounted because — well, she's a woman of a certain age. Listen To Me brings us Angela's point of view, focusing on her frustrations as an older woman who, like so many women her age, feels invisible. What if she knows something is terribly wrong in her neighbourhood, but no one believes her?’