Physicians in Fiction

Novels featuring physicians as protagonists are rich in medical drama and intrigue. This selection is available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Before I Let You GoBefore I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
When her sister, a drug addict, thief and liar, goes into premature labor, a doctor agrees to help and finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece and in danger of losing her job.

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy
A police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police is called to treat a desperate teen who has taken eight people hostage in a restaurant and it becomes clear the boy knows something people will kill to protect.

The North Water by Ian McGuire
An ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation signs on to a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship bound for the rich hunting waters of the Arctic Circle where he runs afoul of a brutal harpooner hiding an evil secret.

Instant Gratification by Jill Shalvis
A burnt out New York City ER doctor jumps at the chance to run her father’s clinic for a summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where she meets the irritating co-owner of white-water rafting and scenic mountain adventure business.

The Queen of HeartsThe Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
Friends since their days in medical school, two happily married and successful physicians live chaotic but fulfilling lives until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.

A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper
In 1888, twenty-nine-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle, practicing medicine by day and writing at night, is summoned to assist the Metropolitan Police in their hunt for a serial killer soon to be known as Jack the Ripper.

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
In 1879, a former Civil War surgeon begins a search for two little girls, the daughters of close friends, who have vanished without a trace.

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs
When his nephew is injured in a farm shredder accident, a man rushes the boy to the hospital, an act that goes against his community’s long-held beliefs and places a medical student in the middle of a clash of cultures.

The First FamilyThe First Family by Michael Palmer
The first family’s doctor searches for answers when two young people with the same diagnosis as the President’s son are murdered, uncovering secrets and betrayals that breach the highest levels of security.

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason
In 1914, a young medical student enlists in the army and is commandeered to a freezing Carpathian Mountains outpost ravaged by typhus, discovering the other doctors have fled and only a single, no-nonsense nurse remains.

Tailspin by Sandra Brown
When the cargo plane carrying a mysterious black box is sabotaged as it attempts to land, the pilot and the doctor sent to collect the box join forces to make the delivery before time runs out.

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry
In 1847, an Edinburgh medical student about to start his apprenticeship with a renowned surgeon, finds himself pushed into the city’s underworld as he investigates a series of murders.

CharlatansCharlatans by Robin Cook
A new chief resident suspects an anesthesia error by an egotistical, world-class surgeon caused the death of an otherwise healthy man during a routine procedure, but when more deaths start to occur he is forced to question all the residents on his staff.

Dr. Knox by Peter Spiegelman
When a young boy is abandoned at a Los Angeles Skid Row clinic, a doctor’s search for the boy’s family leads him and his friend, a former Special Forces operator, to human traffickers, Russian mobsters and corporate security thugs.

A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev
After his wife is killed trying to expose a Mumbai black market organ transplant ring, a successful doctor takes refuge treating seasickness and sunburn on a cruise ship, but when he meets a woman who claims she received his wife’s heart in a transplant he joins the search to uncover what really happened.

December 28, 2018