Book Review-No Cure for Murder-(Brier Hospital Series)-Lawrence W Gold, MD | Miki's Hope

Book Review-No Cure for Murder-(Brier Hospital Series)-Lawrence W Gold, MD

Saturday, February 15, 2014


It is 3 AM--I received this book from Amazon yesterday (the kindle version is free from 2/14-2/16). I read half before I went to sleep and finished it just now. I can not say enough about Lawrence Gold, MD's books. You really have to read them to realize what a great writer he is and how he can keep you guessing up to, in the case of this book, nearly the very end.

Jacob Weizman is still practicing family medicine in his 80's and still making house calls! His wife, Lola is a psychotherapist who has downgraded her practice but still works with disturbed teenaged girls. NOTHING gets past Lola nor is there much she hasn't heard or seen and she makes sure the teens know this. Between the two of them they have helped and are still helping many.

Physicians do tend to be slightly egotistical (yes, I have worked in hospitals and done the books for many doctors) and Jacob, because he doesn't agree with some of the newer practices is forever getting into "discussions" with other practitioners, nurses, etc. Some think it is time for him to retire--not so! There is a hospital chaplain who he really does not trust or like and one nurse in particular who does not like him-ah the dynamics of the workplace. He takes on another physician in his practice at the behest of an old and dear friend.

If I say much more I will give it all away-so I guess I will just have to leave you all hanging again! Yup-another 5 Star and I think I better go get some more sleep now!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.


Read a Couple of Chapters HERE

Purchase the book HERE (remember the Kindle version is free from 2/14-2/16)

About the Author: (from Amazon)


I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, we ascended to the Island.
After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago.

The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room.

I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology.
I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU and served as Chief of Medicine.

My wife Dorlis and I retired in October 1995 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man's out; we bought a Nordic Tug, a trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, the entire East Coast and completed two 'Circle trips' to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second.
I wrote professionally as a physician to inform but rarely to entertain, at least not on purpose.

First, Do No Harm was published in April 2007. No Cure for Murder was released in August 2011. For the Love of God was published in January 2012 and The Sixth Sense in July 2012.

In the last two years, I've written three screenplays based on my novels and hope to see one or more produced for the screen. I submitted my screenplay, Rage to the 80th Annual Writer's Digest contest and won honorable mention (57 out of 11,000).
We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 13 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, a 7 year old purebred though enormous Yorkie.

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23 comments :

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Well I guess there isn't any cure for murder. I bet there are more murders going on in hospitals than we could even believe. Sounds like a great book.

Masshole Mommy said...

My hubby is big into medical mystery books and I have to admit, that even though I don't always care for them - this one sounds awesome. I like a book that keeps you guessing!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Not sure I could read some an intense book though.

Scott @ SahmReviews.com said...

Sounds like a riveting story, but I could never dive into a subject like this one. It would just make me fear hospitals even more!

Emily Stephens said...

This story sounds like it will pull you in quickly! I bet it's a great read.

Lawna Noe said...

This sounds like a great read. You sure did read it fast. It usually takes me atleast a week to read an entire book, if not longer.

amanda ripsam said...

The author sounds like a very interesting person. What a life and to write a book. I love the title of the book no cure for murder makes me think of those murder mystery books.
I also love Amazon.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like a great read. I love that it combines horror and mystery all into one.

Beth said...

Looks like a really interesting book. I am a huge mystery fan.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I've just downloaded this myself and passed it onto a friend I think will love it as well :) x

Marielle Altenor said...

I was able to grab a copy of this book for free. I can't wait to start reading it! thanks for sharing!!

The Lucky Wife said...

What a neat author! I had no idea doctors anywhere still did house calls. I love his story as Vietnam is very much a part of my story as well. This sounds like a great book too.

Teresa Moody said...

Sounds like a lot of people on here are reading this. Sounds so interesting!

Ashley said...

Sounds like an intense story! Wonderful review of it. I now have it on my TBR list :)

Onica MommyFactor said...

Oh s medical themed book. I haven't seen or read many of these themed books but might have to check this out.

Amanda Love said...

You can't just leave us hanging. Is it the new doctor that he hired? Guess I'm going to have to go and read the book now huh? Thanks for the review.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Just reading the summary and review makes me want to hide under the covers!

Eliz Frank said...

Kinda scary for me but I can understand the interest level too. Mystery and murder stories are captivating...

Nikki said...

Sounds like a great read! I love spine-tinglers like this.

Melanie said...

Thanks for another wonderful book review.. this one sounds like a great mystery.. Ahhh I sooo have to grab the book to read it.. you have me hanging there... thanks for sharing

Courtney Pies said...

This book in the Brier Hospital series sounds really interesting! I am going to have to start reading this series! Thanks for sharing your great review.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Oooh, I love suspense and mystery novels. I especially love those that involve murder! This looks like a good read.

Ashley Gill said...

I have been looking for a mystery to read and this cover is speaking to me. I think I'll check it out!

 
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