Monday, September 7, 2015

Rx Murder Paperback by Richard Mabry [Review & Giveaway]

About the book: Dr. Elena Gardner learns an OB patient of her fiancé, Dr. David Merritt, is suffering frequent beatings at the hands of her husband. Despite Elena’s advice, the wife refuses to take legal action against her abusing husband. David is so frustrated that he loudly and publicly voices his desire to beat the man senseless. When someone actually kills the husband in that fashion, David’s off-hand expression leads him to the sheriff’s office. As the situation worsens, the two doctors form a partnership with a new attorney in town in order to fight a murder charge.

My thoughts: Dr. Mabry has now ventured into the self-publish field with a quick read in the novella  Rx: Murder. I found this short little book fun and relaxing to read since the story is not as expansive or convoluted as his regular reads.

The characters all seem to work well and are well drawn by author as he introduces and weaves them into the plot. I'd like to see more of the attorney, Randy, in future Mabry reads. I rather liked Dr. David Merritt. as well, for his compassion and involvement with his patients. Perhaps more of him in the future, too.

While not kept on pins and needles during the story, there were a couple of surprises and the ending totally caught me by surprise. But thinking back through the story (after finishing the book), I can see where Mabry scattered a few bread crumbs that the astute (probably not me, though) reader could catch.

Like I said, this was a fun (not comical, though) read and I can recommend it to my readers. Now to try to win your own copy.....
GIVEAWAY 
Begins September 7 & ENDS September 21 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
 Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine and I was not compensated.

28 comments:

  1. I have read Dr. Mabry's Prescription for Trouble series and loved it.

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  2. I haven't had the chance to read Dr. Mabry's books, a new author for me. Would love to give it a try! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. The other book I want to read isdecire

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  3. Vera, thanks for having me here. Hope your readers enjoy Rx Murder as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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  4. I haven't read any of Dr Mabry's books yet but I'm always looking for new-to-me mystery authors to read!

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  5. Vera, I appreciate your review. I'm glad you enjoyed Rx: Murder. Hope your readers do, as well.

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  6. I have Richard's book "Fatal Trauma" on my shelf yet to be read! Seems I just have so many other books clamoring for my attention....it doesn't help that I am on several author street teams and must read those books to review first (lol)! I love medical thrillers (think Harry Kraus) so this would be a welcome addition to his book I already own. Thank you for the chance to win this one & for your review, Vera!

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    1. I'm also supposed to tell you what other book I am wanting to read/own....his new one coming out sounds really good "Miracle Drug"!

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    2. Trixi - You're sweet to comment and thank me for this review - truthfully, reviewing Dr. M's books is a real pleasure and he is "key" to the giveaway, too

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  7. I think I have read all of Dr. Mabry's fiction works and enjoyed every one. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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    1. Edward - I think I missed the first couple of his books. Perhaps someday..... :) Thank you for being a regular Chat With Vera reader and for your Tweets!

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  8. I am anxiously awaiting receiving Miracle Drug so I can read it.

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  9. I don't think I've yet read any of Richard's books but they all look really good. If I was to choose one to read, I'd first select Critical Condition. It sounds like it has a good blend of suspense and romance. Thanks for your review of Rx Murder and the chance to win it.

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  10. I would like to read Heart Failure book

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  11. I have never ever read any of Dr. Richard L. Mabry's books

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  12. No, I haven't read any of his books but I have seen some great reviews!

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  13. I think Miracle Drug sounds very intriguing.

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  14. No, I have not read any of the books, but thanks to Vera for introducing me to them. jozywails@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, Misty. You are so welcome to be introduced! Be sure you grab one, two, or three of his books and get busy reading!

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  15. I think I would like to read, "Fatal Trauma". jozywails@gmail.com

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  16. I have read several of his books and one of my favorites is Critical Conditon, always keeps me on the edge of my seat!

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  17. I have not read any of Dr. Mabry's books...

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  18. Ni, I have not read any of his books.

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  19. Vera, thanks for having me here. Good luck to everyone who enters, and for those who don't, I hope you'll give my other books a try, as well as Rx Murder.

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    1. Thank you, Dr. M for letting me review this novella. I look forward to your upcoming book and want my readers to watch for my review of it!

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  20. I haven't read any of his books but this and the others sound very good! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

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  21. I'd like to read them all, but Miracle Drug sounds really great.

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