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The Corpse Reader
I really enjoyed this book. It was so refreshingly new. It is set in the thirteenth-century Tsong Dynasty. It is based on the work of a real person, C ...more
May 27, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
This book was fantastic! It read more like a novel than a medical history. It was how these two men started out from opposite points and came to the s ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jun 15, 2009
Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller: book 1 (Ebola K #1)
At first this book jumped around quite a bit and was hard to follow, but after a few chapters, it settled down. The book centers around the village of ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I've read this several times over the years and always get something new out of it. Murphy, a conman and petty criminal, pretends to be mentally ill t ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
For a book that has no good guys, this was surprisingly good. Dr. Daniel Lowell has developed a procedure for using stem cells in curing Parkinson's d ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
Murder Past Due (Megan Clark, #3)
Dr. Megan Clark and the Murder by the Yard Reading Circle decide to do a book tour of all the old murder sites in Amarillo, TX. Her best friend, Ryan, ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us about Loss, Love, and Healing
This was a fascinating book! It answered many of the questions I have had about people who commit horrible crimes. It is actually a book about how the ...more
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)
This book was a little different from the usual Temperance Brennan in that she started out being totally involved in the wreckage of an airplane and t ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
The Children's Blizzard
This book is similar to The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. It tells of a freak blizzard that hit the northern plains states in 18 ...more
May 07, 2011
Nov 21, 2009
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
This was a great book. It answered so many questions I had about this extremely virulent flu and what were the circumstances that allowed it to reach ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide
This book is so hard to read...not from the writing, but the events and the people who perpetrated them. I am finding that I can only read a few pages ...more
May 12, 2010
Nov 21, 2009
Lake of Sorrows (Nora Gavin, #2)
I enjoyed this book. The setting of Irish bogs is different from so many mysteries and adds a bit of interest because of the discoveries surrounding t ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 11, 2011
Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #5)
I thought this was one of Robin Cook's better novels. Laurie Montgomery has done 3 autopsies on young healthy people who have recently had surgery and ...more
May 25, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Critical (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #7)
I usually enjoy Robin Cook, but I found a lot of this boring. I guess it was the business side of "for profit" hospitals and I admit I skimmed through ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
Most people don't know that the US averted a serious nation-wide epidemic in 1900. Social, cultural and psychological issues prevented public health o ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 15, 2009
The Anatomist's Apprentice
This was a fascinating story. It is the beginning of a series about Dr. Thomas Silkstone who was a pioneer in forensic medicine. The story takes place ...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2)
Kay Scarpetta is a Medical Examiner in Richmond, VA. She has to use all her forensic skills to determine first, how the crimes were committed and then ...more
Jan 1993
Jun 15, 2009
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age
This book was excellent, albeit frightening. It is a concise description of the history of viruses, the major ones we face today and the potential vir ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 05, 2014
My doctor recommended this book to me and I am finding it fascinating. It is about a rare genetic abnormality that causes the main character to be a h ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Jun 07, 2009
Nearer Than the Sky
This novel deals with the frightening mental illness called Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. In this sickness, a parent, usually the mother, brings the c ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 08, 2010
An Irish Country Village (Irish Country #2)
This is a charming series similar to James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small." It features the newly qualified GP, Doctor Barry Laverty, who is ...more
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
The Romanov Conspiracy
This was a fascinating book about some bones buried outside the place where the Romanovs were brutally killed. It is a mixture of fact and fiction. Ev ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Jan 01, 2013
This is another favorite of mine by this author. The characters are well drawn and there is a tremendous sense of urgency that keeps you turning the p ...more
Jan 2002
Jun 21, 2009
Call After Midnight
I agree with the others that this was not one of her best books. There is a lot of action and some novel situations, but she doesn't develop the chara ...more
Jan 1999
Jun 21, 2009
Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry, and the Scourge That Won't Go Away
You would not think a book about two scientist competing with each other to find the cause of Bubonic Plague would be so interesting, but this was fas ...more
Feb 2008
Jun 15, 2009
This is one of my favorite Tess Gerritsen books. I think the plot is novel and very interesting. There is quite a bit of medical information in the bo ...more
Jan 1999
Jun 21, 2009
Frozen Solid
l didn't think I was going to like this book st first, but it was very enjoyable. The female main character was very believable without being incredib ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
This was not one of her best. The plot was a little strained, but it was still an enjoyable read. I've read much better from her.
Jan 1993
Jun 21, 2009
Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan, #6)
Bare Bones had an unusual twist. Someone was trying to keep Temperance Brennan from working on the crash site of an airplane. Her professional reputat ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 15, 2009
The Basics of Genetics
This was an absolutely fascinating book on genetics. The author used color of dogs as her example and I learned just how complex some colors of dogs a ...more
May 10, 2010
May 04, 2010
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