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The first installment in a pathological murder mystery series featuring Claire Rayner’s sensationally scalpel-minded heroine, Dr. George Barnabas—the new pathologist at a big inner city hospital. She is also a police surgeon - and the first woman to hold either post—combining ingenious crime and detection with a lively medical background, an intelligent, spirited heroine and a large and thoroughly engaging cast of characters First Blood gives us the very best of author Claire Rayner. It is the first book in a mystery series that combines ingenious crime and detection with a lively medical background, an intelligent, spirited heroine and a large and thoroughly engaging cast of characters. It will increase this popular novelist’s readership yet further.
MP Publishing Ltd, 9781849821162, 372pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
About the Author
Claire Rayner (1931–2010) had a long and varied career. As a journalist she contributed to many popular magazines and also had work published in professional journals, including The Lancet and Nursing Times.