Other then Toni Day, a die hard pessimist whose character I ended up loving and admiring and who seemed to be constantly opening her mouth, getting in more and more trouble or ending up in a hospital bed herself--her mother, who had come for a visit was a bit of a comic relief. I mean really, as the entire world is going crazy and you finally say some words that maybe you shouldn't--there is good old Mom reminding you about your language! I also loved all the ancillary characters from the hospital staff. I have worked in hospitals and yes, they are hot beds of gossip. Toni's husband when up to his earlobes would throw his hands up in the air and scream out Oy Gevault--
Now that I have read this novel I can not wait to read others in the Toni Day Mystery series--I give this a 5 star rating and suggest you go get a copy for yourself (e-book or paperback)!!!!!
About the Book: (from the back of the book)
When Marcus Manning is hired to ease the transition of Perrine Memorial Hospital from a privately-owned facility to part of a behemoth system that covers much of the Pacific Northwest, instead of doing his job, he begins to wreak havoc by lying, blackmailing, and threatening physicians and employees on his way to CEO of the entire hospital system. However, when he starts his campaign with pathologist Toni day, she blows the whistle om his wretched web of lies, blackmail, and sexual abuse.
While the hospital considers firing him, someone comes up with a more permanent solution...cyanide. As the prime suspect. Toni must begin a frantic quest to prove her innocence and solve the mystery of Marcus's murder. ut as she delves further and further into the private lives of Marcus's inner circle, Toni will be forced to kill in order to save herself and expose the truth.
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About the Author: (in her own words from her official Toni Day Mysteries website)
Jane Bennett Munro, author of the Toni Day series, featuring medical mystery and mayhem, with just a touch of pathological humor.
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'm 68, divorced, semi-retired, and live in Twin Falls with my best friend, Rhonda, and our cat, Henrietta.
I'm not a forensic pathologist, or a medical examiner; but in Idaho, the coroner is an elected position, and usually not even a doctor. So whenever a case comes along that the coroner thinks needs an autopsy, local pathologists are called upon. During my years of solo practice, while the county hospital did coroner's cases for Twin Falls County, I did coroner's cases for the surrounding five counties. So even as a general hospital-based pathologist, I have gotten some forensic experience.
In the last 36 years, I've had some pretty interesting experiences and seen some pretty strange things. Some of them would make great stories.
They form the basis of what has become the Toni Day Mystery series.
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