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Tess Gerritsen, creator of the Rizzoli & Isles series, raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research by ( 15 August 2013 / ) - For bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, creator of the Rizzoli & Isles series, raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s is personal. Gerritsen, who lost her father to the disease, recently wrapped her War on Alzheimer’s, raising more than $50,000 to support research at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, Calif. and Jupiter, Fla. Nearly 400 donors gave almost $28,000 during the online campaign, and Gerritsen personally contributed $25,000 in matching funds. Two donor-fans also won the opportunity to name characters in Gerritsen’s upcoming “Rizzoli & Isles” novel, set for release in 2014. (Source: )

Leighton Gage (May 13, 1942 – July 26, 2013) by ( 15 August 2013 / ) - From Wikipedia: Leighton Gage (May 13, 1942 – July 26, 2013) was an author of crime fiction best known for the Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations series of novels set in Brazil.[1] He was inspired to write these novels after spending over 20 years living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and being immersed in the Brazilian culture. Frequent subjects in his novels were problems that existed at the time in Brazil, problems that were foreign to the American culture. (Source: )

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