Friday, February 4, 2011

"Diagnosis Death - Prescription for Trouble Series #3" by Dr. Richard L. Mabry, MD - Review

Diagnosis Death - Prescription for Trouble Series #3
Author: Dr. Richard L. Mabry, MD
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426710216
Genre: Fiction, Medical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: April 2010

About the Book:
When her comatose husband dies in the ICU while on life support, the whispers about Dr. Elena Gardner begin. Another death during her training puts her under suspicion. When the pattern is repeated in the hospital where she is attempting to start over, the whispers turn into a shout: “mercy killing.”

What is the dark secret that keeps Allison’s lips sealed when she should be defending herself? Despite her move to a new city, the midnight phone calls that started after her husband’s death follow Elena. Who is the woman who sobs out, “I know what you did?” What does she mean by “You’ll pay?” And what can Elena do to prevent it?

Two physicians, widowers themselves, offer support, telling Elena they know what she is going through after the death of her husband. But do they? And is it safe to trust either of them with her secret?

My Thoughts:

Dr. Mabry has done it again with "Diagnosis Death"! I swear with each book in the series, they just get better and better!! I love Dr. Mabry's prose and style. He creates characters that are real and what I find most fascinating is that he writes from a woman's point of view (and does it very well I may add).

"Diagnosis Death" centers around a young doctor, Dr. Elena Gardner, who's training is just about to complete when a patient in a coma suspiciously dies. She has been rumored to have "helped" her husband who was also in the same situation a few months before and is now under suspicion for this death as well. She knows she didn't do it - or at least cannot remember doing it, and needs to find out the truth. This story is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing all the way to the end!! Truly a page-turner, this book kept on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.

"Diagnosis Death" is the third novel of the series, and it was said to be the last. I have since heard that Dr. Mabry has signed on to do a fourth book called "Lethal Remedy" that is due out in September. To say that I'm excited with this news is a tremendous understatement!

If you love medical thrillers, mysteries - especially cozy mysteries, then you'll love Dr. Mabry's books. Make sure to mark you calendar for the release of this exciting book in April 2011. While you are waiting, treat yourself and pick up the first two in the series , "Code Blue" and "Medical Error" - you won't regret it!

About the Author:

Dr. Richard Mabry built a worldwide reputation as a clinician, researcher, author, and teacher before retiring from medicine. He entered the field of non-medical writing after the death of his first wife, with the publication of his book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse.

Richard describes his work as "medical suspense with heart." Diagnosis Death is his third novel. His first novel, Code Blue, was published by Abingdon Press in April of 2010 and was followed by "Medical Error" in September of 2010.
He and his wife, Kay, live in North Texas.

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This book was supplied through NetGalley for me to honestly review.


  1. I am really looking forward to reading this book. He is one fantastic writer and I find his books are definitely a big 5 star.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed Diagnosis Death, and I hope your readers also find it a good read.
    Yes, the manuscript for Lethal Remedy is already in the hands of my editor at Abingdon Press, and it's due out September 1.
    As I sign my books, "Rx: Enjoy!"



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