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I love CSI/Bones/House type TV and like to read books that are medical in nature probably, in part, due to working in medicine. I'm curious, how many others love a good medical mystery? Any favorite books you'd care to recommend? I have read a couple of Robin Cook's books, but am looking for something with a little more flash.
Well, I am a big fan of Kathy Reichs' books, on which the TV show Bones is based. Tess Gerritsen had some good medical ones at one point, too, if I recall correctly, though she's moved away from that.
I listened to a Tess Gerritsen audiobook on the ride home from VA this summer and she used the word "gaze" so many times that at one point, I thought I might throw the disks out the window. I was like, "doesn't anyone ever just look at anything anymore?" LOL. I didn't realize Kathy Reich wrote. I'm going to have to pick up one of hers. Thanks!
Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series also has a forensic pathologist like Reich's Bones as the lead character. My mother loves both series. They're too gritty for me, but they fit what you're looking for.
I recently finished a new one by D. M. Annechino called Resuscitation. The serial killer is a surgeon and gets desperate working on a surgical experiment for research. I thought it was very well done.
You might want to try Michael Palmer's books, somewhat more suspense than mystery, but enjoyable reads.
I enjoy Aaron Elkins Gideon Oliver series, which feature a forensic anthropologist (the "Skeleton Detective").
I don't know about flash, but the old Thorndykes by Richard Austin Freeman sounds like something you might enjoy.
Michael Palmer (Fatal, Extreme Measures) or Tess Gerritsen (The Surgeon) and some Jonathan Kellerman novel (Devil's Waltz, The Clinic)... sounds good to me.
Candace Robb's novels set in 14th century York feature an apothecary The Apothecary Rose is the first one.
F. Paul Wilson is a doctor and perhaps best known for his Repairman Jack books, but he also wrote a number of medical thrillers under the name Colin Andrews, though I remember them under his own name (possibly re-published after success as F. Paul Wilson).
I don't see him mentioned yet, but I've enjoyed most of the others mentioned and would like to add Robin Cook to the list.
Kathy Reichs is on my list to try out. I've had a few recommendations of her, but haven't gotten around to reading anything by her yet.
I just finished Sister, which has a strong medical component, and liked it a lot.
I am almost done with Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs. It's quite good. I hope it has a well done ending =)
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A businessman inherits a mansion and property from his grandfather who died under mysterious circumstances. The suspicious grandson later moves in and investigates the crime personally. Eventually he begins to suspect the household staff and feels he is getting closer to solving the case.
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The Alienist had a touch of medical mystery mixed in with a fast-moving plot.
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