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Subject: Can anyone recommend a medical mystery/Thriller?
Date Posted: 6/16/2007 12:31 AM ET
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Can anyone recommend a medical mystery/ thriller?  I really enjoy reading Robin Cook  and Michael Palmer .

Happy reading



Date Posted: 6/16/2007 1:18 AM ET
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Patricia Cornwell's EARLIER books featuring Commonwealth of Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. The series went sharply downhill a few of books ago,  so read them in order until the werewolf (Loup Garou) appears. That'll be your clue to stop.

Date Posted: 6/16/2007 12:52 PM ET
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Life Support by Tess Gerritsen was really good.

Robin Cook is one of my top ten authors, also.

Date Posted: 6/16/2007 3:51 PM ET
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Tess Gerritsen has written several medical thrillers.  I've enjoyed all the ones I've read.

Date Posted: 6/16/2007 11:28 PM ET
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  Mary Kittredge
Title: Cadaver: An Edwina Crusoe Medical Mystery
You can check this out and let me know if it interest you . i haven't posted it yet .


Date Posted: 6/17/2007 1:13 AM ET
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Richard Preston.... the Hot Zone


Date Posted: 6/18/2007 12:59 AM ET
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I agree. . .Hot Zone was good. . .as well as the Cobra Effect

Date Posted: 6/18/2007 1:00 AM ET
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Oh, and Ghost Images by Josh Gilder.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 9:59 PM ET
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Try some of the novels by Harry Kraus.  Something like "Lethal Mercy" should do the trick.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 1:05 AM ET
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If you don't mind "gore", I LOVE Tess Gerritsen. Her novels are really scary, but they're rooted in the realm of reality (she has graduated medical school) and are incredibly thrilling. My favorites are Harvest and The Surgeon, but I've heard great things about all her books.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 8:46 PM ET
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Jonathan Kellerman is an MD who writes medical thrillers. Michael Crichton  has some good ones too.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 9:38 PM ET
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ANYTHING by Tess Gerritsen. I ordered her by accident from Double Day and now have to read everything by her. Can't get enough!


Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:45 AM ET
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"A Case of Need" by Michael Crichton was pretty good.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 10:56 AM ET
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Ditto on Robin Cook. Coma is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Doesn't Michael Crichton have some decent medical thrillers?

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 5:51 PM ET
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Definitely THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston.  It is a terrifying true story!  Not for the faint-hearted!


Wishing you all the best, and happy reading!

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 6:09 PM ET
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Another good one............

THE SOCIETY by Michael Palmer

The novel is about a serial killer who is going after high-profile executives in the managed care industry.  This thriller is about HMO's and the medical proffessions on going opposition to them.           It is well written with many "twists and turns."  Many of the HMO horror stories the author hightlights in the book are real!!

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 11:10 PM ET
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Jonathan Kellerman is an MD who writes thrillers.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 10:43 AM ET
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Toxin by Robin Cook is one of my favorites of his.  It is about contaminated ground beef used by fast food places. I've read it several times.  Replica by Lionel Sabien is about cloning, I found it interesting since I'm interested in cloning.  Both of these are on my bookshelf (and I'm doing 2 for 1 right now).

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton is another of my favorites.  That won't ever leave my shelf :)

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 3:31 PM ET
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Keith Ablow's books are good.  His psychiatrist, Frank Clevenger, is very flawed but I do like the books.

M.J. Rose writes about a female sex therapist in New York who solves crimes.

I agree with Tess Gerritsen and Jonathan Kellerman...both are very good.

Kathy Reichs writes about a forsensic pathologist.


Date Posted: 7/25/2007 6:07 PM ET
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Gwen Hunter Have one of her books on my bookshelf if interested.

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 10:12 AM ET
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Iris Johanssen also writes about a forensic pathologist.