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June 9, 2013


by Jane Bennett Munro 

Dr. Antoinette Day-a young, successful pathologist known to her friends and colleagues as Toni-has no idea what awaits her when Dr. Sally Shore arrives at Perrine Memorial Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho, to fill in for a colleague recovering from a heart attack. Toni's life is about to become a living hell.
Dr. Shore is supposed to see patients, perform surgeries, and take turns covering the emergency room until the regular surgeon recovers from his quadruple bypass. But unfortunately, she uses her temporary opportunity to discredit Toni and tarnish her reputation with her medical colleagues. When the visiting surgeon is conveniently murdered-her lifeless body found in Toni's office-Toni is the obvious suspect. But Toni is not going down without a fight. Forced to solve the murder in order to save her future, Toni's life becomes even more complicated when her ex-boyfriend starts stalking her and threatening her husband.
In this riveting murder mystery, a stubborn pathologist must rely on more than just her microscope as she delves into a complicated murder mystery, soon discovering that it is not just her freedom at stake-but her life.

 Dr. Antoinette Day is a pathologist at Perrine Memorial Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho. Dr. Day tries hard to keep her professional integrity in tact.

A temporary replacement for a resident is Dr. Shore. Strange things start to happen, missing patient records, reports that are read wrong. To top it off, murders start taking place. Overnight Dr. Day has become the main focus of a police investigation, which does not help her reputation any.

The author does a great job of entwining a web of murder, lies and odd enough, faith.  The author takes some of her personal knowledge and weaves it into the story which makes it more real life and much more interesting. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is in to medical murders.  A good read. 

I would give this book 4 STARS

I received a complimentary copy of this boo MURDER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE by the author Jane Bennett Munro for this unbiased review.


I'm a pathologist in a rural hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho, trained in Southern California. I worked my way through medical school as a medical technologist. I came to Twin Falls right out of residency, and was in a solo practice for 24 years before my hospital was purchased by the other one; now I have three partners. I now work part-time at St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls. I'm 67, divorced, and live in Twin Falls with my best friend, Rhonda, and our cat, Henrietta.
Unlike most pathologists in murder mysteries, my protagonist, Toni Day, MD, is not a forensic pathologist, and neither am I. Like me, she is a hospital based general pathologist who has forensic autopsies thrust upon her. Instead of the usual morgue scene, Toni's work involves all the other things pathologists do that nobody knows about; surgicals, cytology, the clinical laboratory; all this in addition to solving the odd heinous crime.
Reviewers have suggested that I develop a platform upon which to provide information for those who have lab work done, or must have something biopsied or removed at surgery, and the interrelationship between pathologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors) which are so frightening and mysterious to the average patient.
The readers of my books will at least get an idea of what the average pathologist does all day besides autopsies.
We're not all Quincy.
Some of us are Toni Day.

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