19. Rizzoli & Isles
Jane Rizzoli is a police detective in Boston while Dr. Maura Isles is a Boston medical examiner. The two women become best friends. The part of Jane Rizzoli is portrayed by Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander portrays Dr. Isles. The television series is based on novels by Tess Gerritsen. The TV series first aired on TNT in 2010.
Rizzoli investigated a serial killer named Charles Hoyt. Hoyt was at one time a medical student, but was banned from school for fondling a corpse. He became a serial killer who enjoyed torturing his victims. Usually he chose couples so he could generate more fear from the victims. Rizzoli locates Hoyt’s location but he is able to knock her unconscious. Just as he is about the slit her throat her partner appears and saves the day.
Rizzoli and Isles the medical examiner team up to investigate a killer who is following the same pattern as Hoyt. This killer is John Stark. Hoyt is able to escape from prison and teams up with Stark. The two are able to kidnap Rizzoli and attempt to kill her. She is able to disarm them and eventually kills Stark and wounds Hoyt. Another time the two women discover a recent murder victim who turns out to be Isle’s half brother. He was unknown to her. Investigating his murder led to the knowledge that Isle’s own father was Patrick Doyle a notorious criminal.