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First Blood
     

First Blood

by Claire Rayner
 

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Dr. Barnabas is the new pathologist at a big inner city hospital. She is also a police surgeon — and the first woman to hold either post. Her first post-mortem is on a well-known author, and surrounded by the entire attendant media circus. But trouble starts when she cannot find a cause of death. Author Claire Rayner's insight into medical issues led her to

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Dr. Barnabas is the new pathologist at a big inner city hospital. She is also a police surgeon — and the first woman to hold either post. Her first post-mortem is on a well-known author, and surrounded by the entire attendant media circus. But trouble starts when she cannot find a cause of death. Author Claire Rayner's insight into medical issues led her to launch a number of high-profile campaigns, including raising awareness of incontinence, tackling the problems of migraines, and instigating the Medical Passport scheme. Her gift for communication resulted in probably her best-known role as agony aunt for problem pages in The Sun, the Sunday Mirror, and Today. She was also a frequent contributor to radio and television broadcasts on matters of health, relationships, and contemporary morality. She spoke regularly on matters relating to care of the elderly in her capacity as commissioner to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care of the Elderly.

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UK Sunday Express
That George Barnabas is a woman is just the first twist in this taut and fraught investigation.

Cosmopolitan Magazine
The new man in pathology is a woman—Dr George Barnabas, scalpel-minded heroine of Claire Rayner's chilling medical murder mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849820240
Publisher:
MP Publishing
Publication date:
05/29/2010
Series:
George Barnabas Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,083,616
File size:
393 KB

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Meet the Author

Claire Rayner, nurse, agony aunt and prolific author was born in London in 1931. Married in1957, she began writing when she left nursing with the birth of her first child.Claire had a long and varied career. Her concern and insight into medical issues led her to launch a number of high-profile campaigns including raising awareness of incontinence, tackling the problems of migraine and the Medical Passport scheme. Her gift for communication resulted in probably her best-known role as agony aunt for problem pages in The Sun, the Sunday Mirror and Today newspapers. She was also a frequent contributor to radio and television broadcasts on matters of health, relationships and contemporary morality. She regularly spoke on matters relating to care of the elderly in her capacity as Commissioner to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care of the Elderly.Claire is the author of over eighty books, which range from fiction to a broad range of medical subjects, from sex education to home nursing and family health.As a journalist she contributed to many popular magazines including Woman and Woman’s Own. She also had work published in professional journals including The Lancet and Nursing Times. Among her fiction work is the ambitious twelve-volume series ‘The Performers’ and the six-volume ‘The Poppy Chronicles’. Her fiction is characterised by meticulous research and the credible, well-rounded characters.

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