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Best of BookTrib 2017: Tess Gerritsen Talks Return of Beloved Rizzoli and Isles with ‘I Know a Secret’

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! One of the most interesting and sometimes-complicated aspects of a writer’s life is the inspiration that they use for their breakthrough novels. Tess Gerritsen recently shared with us the inspiration behind her latest release in the beloved TNT Rizzoli and Isles series, I Know a Secret. Here’s the story behind her inspiration in her own words: As happens with most of my books, the plot of I Know a Secret is a fusion of two different ideas. This is often how I come…

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3 Movies and a Book for Space Exploration Day: Celebrating the Final Frontier

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Monday, July 20, is Space Exploration Day, the 46th anniversary of what might be the greatest scientific triumph in the history of humankind: landing a man on the surface of the moon. It’s an accomplishment that’s the pinnacle of human achievement in many ways. It represented a near-unimaginable technological feat: for example, the computers on the spacecraft that brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon and back were nowhere near as powerful as the average cell phone that we carry around with us today. It was a zenith of human exploration, certainly on par with the early Vikings and Christopher Columbus voyaging across the Atlantic and discovering the New World. Perhaps most importantly, though, it was…

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Heeeere’s Oscar!

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I have not been nominated for an Academy Award this year. Or last year. OK, never. But I could have been. If only. If I had been given a film to star in, had the looks of Cate Blanchett, the body of Jennifer Lawrence, and the talent of Meryl Streep. That could be me on the red carpet. Sigh. Instead, come Sunday night, I’ll be home, sipping my Diet Coke, sitting starry-eyed in front of the TV in my sweats (does Kohl’s count as designer wear?) wrapped in my favorite blanket waiting for the beautiful people to arrive. I’ll have stellar company—approximately 50 million people will tune in to ceremony from the Academy Awards—more commonly known as the Oscars—Sunday, March…

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