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  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9780857505200
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $38.00

The Spy Coast

The unmissable, brand-new series from the No.1 bestselling author of Rizzoli & Isles (Martini Club 1)




Killing Eve meets The Thursday Murder Club in this exhilarating thriller, introducing retired spy Maggie Bird.

'Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!' LEE CHILD

'I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!' ANN CLEEVES

Maggie Bird is many things. A chicken farmer. A good neighbour. A seemingly average retiree living in the seaside town of Purity. She's also a darned good rifle shot. And she never talks about her past.

But when an unidentified body is left on Maggie's driveway, she knows it's a calling card from old times. It's been fifteen years since the failed mission that ended her career as a spy, and cost her far more than her job.

Step forward the 'Martini Club' - Maggie's silver-haired book group (to anyone who asks), and a cohort of former spies behind closed doors. With the help of her old friends - and always one step ahead of the persistent local cop - Maggie might still be able to save the life she's built.

The Spy Coast is the first novel in the Martini Club series.

'Action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters' DAVID BALDACCI

  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9780857505200
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $38.00

About the author

Tess Gerritsen

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.

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Praise for The Spy Coast

The Spy Coast is a marvellously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.

David Baldacci

The Spy Coast is a marvellously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.

David Baldacci

The Spy Coast is a marvellously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.

David Baldacci

The Spy Coast is a marvellously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.

David Baldacci

The Spy Coast is a marvellously plotted read with action-packed pages, G-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again.

David Baldacci

Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense . . . Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!

Lee Child

Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense . . . Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!

Lee Child

Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense . . . Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!

Lee Child

Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense . . . Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!

Lee Child

Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense . . . Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!

Lee Child

A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Kathy Reichs

A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Kathy Reichs

A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Kathy Reichs

A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Kathy Reichs

A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Kathy Reichs

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)

Compelling reading throughout, with astute characterizations, a fast-moving but understandable spy plot, and lashings of dark humor. Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this

Booklist (starred review)

Compelling reading throughout, with astute characterizations, a fast-moving but understandable spy plot, and lashings of dark humor. Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this

Booklist (starred review)

Compelling reading throughout, with astute characterizations, a fast-moving but understandable spy plot, and lashings of dark humor. Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this

Booklist (starred review)

Compelling reading throughout, with astute characterizations, a fast-moving but understandable spy plot, and lashings of dark humor. Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this

Booklist (starred review)

Compelling reading throughout, with astute characterizations, a fast-moving but understandable spy plot, and lashings of dark humor. Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this

Booklist (starred review)

I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!

Ann Cleeves, No.1 bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland

I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!

Ann Cleeves, No.1 bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland

I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!

Ann Cleeves, No.1 bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland

I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!

Ann Cleeves, No.1 bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland

I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!

Ann Cleeves, No.1 bestselling author and creator of Vera and Shetland

Amusing and exciting . . . Maggie and her grey-haired tribe are more than capable of helming a long-running series

Publishers Weekly

Amusing and exciting . . . Maggie and her grey-haired tribe are more than capable of helming a long-running series

Publishers Weekly

Amusing and exciting . . . Maggie and her grey-haired tribe are more than capable of helming a long-running series

Publishers Weekly

Amusing and exciting . . . Maggie and her grey-haired tribe are more than capable of helming a long-running series

Publishers Weekly

Amusing and exciting . . . Maggie and her grey-haired tribe are more than capable of helming a long-running series

Publishers Weekly

A nice take on retirement-five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller

Kirkus (starred review)