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Hospital*Doctor*Nurse Mysteries

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Calling Dr. Clue...Dr. Clue to the Lovers of Mystery Hospital section. 

Here are some recommendations.

Murder on the Ward: Dr Christopher Walker Medical Murder Mystery Book 1

by Howard Gurney

It’s 1991 and Western Meadows Hospital should be a place for healing and academic endeavour. Instead, it becomes a focus of murder and mystery when the professor of medicine is found dead in a ward bed.

Dr Chris Walker, a young cancer specialist, finds himself in the middle of it. The professor’s death looks like an accident but Walker is suspicious. The professor had a lot of enemies. To make matters worse, the professor’s daughter is a trainee oncologist working with Walker and she seemed strangely calm when sees her father’s corpse.

Detective Barry Darling is sent to investigate. He and Walker grew up best friends in The Rocks, knocking around and getting up to no good until a local copper threatened them with juvenile detention. They pulled themselves together and Walker became a doctor and Darling a policeman. The problem was, both loved the same woman, Felicity, and she chose Walker. A few years after they were married, Felicity died under mysterious circumstances while working in New Guinea with Walker. Darling will never forgive Walker for letting her die.

Now, sworn enemies, they are thrown back together to try and solve the professor’s death.

Did a murder really happen? If so, who did it?

And what really happened to Walker’s wife?

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Series #1)

by Patricia Cornwell

Discover the “dazzling…fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) novel that launched the New York Times bestselling Kay Scarpetta series from #1 bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell.

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues.

 

With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

The Cure

by Darryl Bollinger

 

 

At a pharmaceutical lab in the mountains of western North Carolina, Dr. Eric Carter and his team prepare for the anticipated approval of a new flu vaccine, the culmination of ten year's work and a billion-dollar investment. When the FDA denies the application, turmoil erupts. 

Powerful investors are angry, and the company's survival is threatened. Carter desperately searches for a way to rescue the drug and save the business. Unknown to him, a dangerous conspiracy is being crafted: a man-made virus, for which the only known cure is the medicine in question. 

The virus is unleashed, and the drug appears to be effective, but success proves short-lived. With the threat of a pandemic disaster looming, Carter must race to find a real cure before it's too late.

The Wedding Guest

by Jonathan Kellerman

LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. And there’s no better place for the doctor’s analytical skills to shine than a rowdy hall full of young men and women intoxicated on life and lust . . . and suddenly faced with the specter of death.

Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners–themed wedding reception. But they’re not the only uninvited guests. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. What’s missing is any means of identification, or a single partygoer who recognizes the victim. The baffled bride is convinced the stranger snuck in to sabotage her big day—and the groom is sure it’s all a dreadful mistake. But Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. Now they must separate the sinners from the saints, the true from the false, and the secrets from those keeping them. The party’s over—and the hunt for whoever killed it is on.

 

The Anatomist's Apprentice (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Series #1)

by Tessa Harris

In the first in a stunning new mystery series set in eighteenth-century England, Tessa Harris introduces Dr. Thomas Silkstone, anatomist and pioneering forensic detective. . .

The death of Sir Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. Few mourn the dissolute young man—except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia. 

Thomas arrived in England to study under its foremost surgeon, where his unconventional methods only add to his outsider status. Against his better judgment he agrees to examine Sir Edward's corpse. But it is not only the dead, but also the living, to whom he must apply the keen blade of his intellect. And the deeper the doctor's investigations go, the greater the risk that he will be consigned to the ranks of the corpses he studies. . .

Dead of Winter (Mattie Winston Series #10)

by Annelise Ryan

A new home, a new marriage, a new family. It’s a lot to sort out. But before medicolegal death investigator Mattie can smooth out the unexpected chaos of her new life, duty calls. At the local ER, a battered and bruised teenage girl has been brought in by a mysterious man who claimed she’d fallen out of a car. The staff is suspicious, but while they attend to the teenager, the unidentified man slips out. Then the girl dies—but not before informing social worker Hildy Schneider that the man had her little sister as well.
 
Mattie’s exam reveals forensic evidence of long-term IV drug use and physical abuse, findings consistent with Hildy’s suspicion that the girl was a victim of human trafficking. They are able to confirm her identity as a teen who went missing six months ago, along with her sister—facts that are deeply unsettling to Mattie who now shares a home with her husband’s teen daughter. 
 
Working closely with Hildy and Sorenson homicide detectives, including her husband Steve Hurley, Mattie must delve into a dark underworld to stop the ruthless trafficking of human lives—before it's too late for another young girl . . .
 
“The indomitable heroine overcomes a crazy quilt of stories and threads to tackle the problems of everyday practical living along with the high-profile crimes she's trying to solve.” 
—Kirkus Reviews