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James J. Murray

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James has experience in both pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical patient management. Medications and their impact on a patient’s quality of life has been his expertise. His secret passion of murder and mayhem, however, is a whole other matter. An obsession with reading murder mysteries and thrillers left him longing to weave such tales of his own. Drawing on past clinical expertise as a pharmacist and an infatuation with the lethal effects of drugs, James creates short stories and novels that will have you looking over your shoulder and suspicious of anything in your medicine cabinet.

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Published on November 18, 2020 03:00
Average rating: 4.05 · 283 ratings · 32 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Almost Dead

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Lethal Medicine

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Cuffed

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Imperfect Murder

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The Serial Chemist

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Unforeseeable Consequences

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Classic Stephen King! I really loved three of the four short stories and l liked the other one, but not as much as the others. All were most entertaining and, of course, well done.
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message 9: by James

James Moushon Hi.

I’d like to introduce myself. Besides being the author of the Jonathon Stones Mystery Series, I am a strong Author's Advocate. I write articles highlighting other authors books. Also, I do author interviews and post them on my blogs. Thanks for friending me.

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Martha Perez Hi James! Happy to be connecting with you :)


message 7: by Jean

Jean Hill hi James, tyou for adding me on good reads. please take a read of my book country life, my true story of shocks? & surprises! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Country-Life...' please do share it xx


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James Murray Lethal Pharmaceutical Grade Caffeine - A Killer in Disguise! See My Latest Blog on Drugs Used as Murder Weapons: http://wp.me/p2knuT-ql


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James Murray I Just Posted My Latest Blog: WALKING DEAD SYNDROME -- Science-Based Evidence of a Zombie Disorder: http://wp.me/p2knuT-qa


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James Murray Just posted a blog on beautiful yet deadly plants. Great ideas for new murder scenes! http://jamesjmurray.wordpress.com/201...


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Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett


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James Murray Thanks, Allie. All the best to you as well.


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James Murray Allie wrote: "Hey James, it's wonderful to connect with you here on Goodreads! I look forward to sharing a love of books. All the best, Allie"


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