(see also Psychiatrists & Psychologists)
Lori Andrews
  • Dr. Alexandra Blake: geneticist and forensic specialist working for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington DC

Lori Avocato
  • Pauline Sokol: ex-nurse, now an investigator of medical fraud

H.C. Bailey
  • Reginald Fortune: surgeon and medical consultant to Scotland Yard, in London, England

Jo Bailey
  • Jan Gallagher: head of Special Security Projects at Jackson General Hospital in Abilene, Texas

Jo Bannister
  • Dr. Clio Rees: physician and mystery writer, and Harry Marsh, a chief inspector, in England

Christine Barber
  • Lucy Newroe: newspaper editor and volunteer EMT, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Josh Bazell
  • Peter Brown: emergency room doctor in Manhattan, New York, formerly Pietro “Bearclaw” Brnwa, a hitman for the New Jersey mob

Josephine Bell
  • Dr. David Wintringham, Inspector Steven Mitchell of Scotland Yard, and barrister Claude Warrington-Reeve, in England

Michael Biehl
  • Karen Hayes: staff lawyer for Shoreview Memorial Hospital in Illinois

Benjamin Black (John Banville)
  • Quirke: coroner in 1950s Dublin, Ireland

Algernon Blackwood
  • John Silence: physician in England

J.M.C. Blair
  • Merlin: scholar, doctor, and advisor to King Arthur of legendary medieval Britain, in the Merlin Investigations

Robin Blake
  • Titus Cragg, a coroner, and Luke Fidelis, a doctor, in 1740s Lancashire, England

J.S. Borthwick
  • Alex McKenzie: doctor, and Sarah Deane, a graduate student, in Maine

Rick Boyer
  • Charlie “Doc” Adams: dental surgeon in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Sarah Kemp (Michael Butterworth)
  • Dr. Tina May: television celebrity pathologist and amateur sleuth, in England

Candy Calvert
  • Darcy Cavanaugh: ER nurse who takes a job on a cruise ship

Alys Clare
  • Lassair: a 14-year-old girl with special gifts training to be a healer in a Fenland village, in 11th century England

Peter Clement
  • Dr. Earl Garnet: Emergency Room Chief at St. Paul’s Hospital, in Buffalo, New York
  • Richard Steel: widowed burned-out ER doctor with a teen-age son, and world-renowned geneticist Kathleen Sullivan, in New York City

Anthea Cohen
  • Agnes Carmichael: hospital staff nurse in England

Anthea Cohen
  • Agnes Carmichael: hospital staff nurse in England

Deryn Collier
  • Bern Fortin: former Canadian Forces commander, working for the coroner in the small town of Kootenay Landing, in British Columbia, Canada

Robin Cook
  • Dr. Marissa Blumenthal: investigator at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery: medical examiners in New York City

Colin Cotterill
  • Dr. Siri Paiboun: 70-something national coroner, Nurse Dtui, and Geung, a developmentally challenged morgue assistant, in 1970s Laos
Claire Daniels (Jaqueline Girdner)
  • Cally Lazar: recovering lawyer and an alternative healer

Annette Dashofy
  • Zoe Chambers: paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Vance Township, Pennsylvania

Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)
  • Sir Henry Merrivale: holder of one of the oldest baronetcies in England, physician, barrister, and head of military intelligence for the war office in England

Paul Doherty
  • Mathilde of Westminster: physician and former lady-in-waiting, in the court of Edward II, in 14th century, London, England

Don J. Donaldson, also written as David Best
  • Non-series medical thrillers

Ruth Downie
  • Gaius Petreius Ruso: recently divorced Roman army physician, in second century Roman Britain

Eileen Dreyer
  • Molly Burke: nurse and death investigator, in St. Louis, Missouri

D.H. Dublin
  • Madison Cross: former star medical student with the Crime Scenes Unit, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan Dunlap
  • Kiernan O’Shaughnessy: former San Francisco medical examiner turned private investigator, in La Jolla, California

Mignon G. Eberhart
  • Sara (Sally) Keate: nurse in New York

Lance Elliot (Keith McCarthy)
  • Lance Elliot: doctor in 1975 Thornton Heath, England

J.T. Ellison
  • Samantha Owens: medical examiner from Tennessee

Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Lady Susanna Appleton: herbalist in Elizabethan England

John R. Feegel
  • Non-series spy novels with a medical theme, set mostly in Florida and Georgia

Ariana Franklin
  • Adelia (Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar of Salerno): “doctor for the dead” working for King Henry II in 12th century England

R. Austin Freeman
  • Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke: physician and barrister

Jonathan Gash
  • Clare Burtonall: hospital physician in England

Barbara Reichmuth Geisler
  • Dame Averilla: infirmaress at the Benedictine abbey near Shaftesbury in 12th century Norman England

Tess Gerritsen
  • Non-series books of medical suspense

Lee Goldberg
  • Dr. Mark Sloane: Chief of Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital who consults with the LAPD, in Los Angeles, California, in the Diagnosis Murder TV novelizations

Leonard Goldberg
  • Dr. David Ballineau: Los Angeles emergency room chief and Special Forces veteran, and his girlfriend, nurse Carolyn Ross

C.L. Grace (Paul Doherty)
  • Kathryn Swinbrooke: physician, apothecary, and death investigator in 15th century Canterbury, England

Christine Green
  • Kate Kinsella: nurse and medical examiner, in England

Susanna Gregory
  • Matthew Bartholomew: physician, and his colleague Brother Michael, in 14th century Cambridge, England

Barbara Hambly
  • Ben January: surgeon and music teacher, in 1830s New Orleans, Louisiana

Gerald Hammond
  • Grace Gillespie: nurse-physiotherapist, in the UK

Tessa Harris
  • Dr. Thomas Silkstone: American anatomist working in 1780s England

Robin Hathaway
  • Dr. Jo Banks: who leaves New York City after a fatal misdiagnosis of a patient and ends up in Bayfield, New Jersey, as the on-call doctor at a motel
  • Dr. Andrew Fenimore: family physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Steven F. Havill
  • Thomas Parks: doctor in 1890s Port McKinney, Washington

Echo Heron
  • Adele Monsarrat: hospital nurse in Marin County, California

Gwen Hunter
  • Rhea Lynch: emergency room doctor in Dawkins County, South Carolina
Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis
  • Nina Borg: Red Cross nurse in Copenhagen, Denmark

Daniel Kalla
  • Non-series medical thrillers

Larry Karp
  • Dr. Thomas Purdue: neurologist and antique music box collector-restorer, in New York City

Mary Kittredge
  • Edwina Crusoe: registered nurse at Chelsea Memorial Hospital, and later a medical investigator, in New Haven, Connecticut

Daniel M. Klein
  • Non-series medical thrillers

Bernard Knight
  • Richard Pryor: a pathologist, and Angela Bray, a biologist, running a private forensic practice in 1950s Britain, in the Forensic Mystery series

Jerry Labriola
  • Dr. David Brooks: part-time physician and sleuth, with a briefcase named “Friday”, based in Connecticut

Deryn Lake
  • John Rawlings: apothecary and associate of John Fielding, mostly in 18th century London, England

Bette Golden Lamb & J.J. Lamb
  • Gina Mazzio: registered nurse at Ridgewood General Hospital, in San Francisco, California

Margaret Lawrence
  • Hannah Trevor: midwife in Rufford, Maine just after the Revolutionary War

Stephen Lewis
  • Catherine Williams: wealthy widow and midwife in 17th century New England

Arthur Lyons & Thomas Noguchi
  • Dr. Eric Parker: chief coroner for Los Angeles County, in California

CJ Lyons
  • An ensemble cast medical suspense series — emergency room doctor Lydia Fiore, medical student Amanda Mason, resident Gina Freeman, and nurse Nora Halloran — at Angels of Mercy Medical Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scott Mackay
  • Dr. Clyde Deacon: President McKinley’s former physician, who moves to Fairfield, New Jersey in 1902

Priscilla Masters
  • Martha Gunn: coroner in Shrewsbury, England
  • Medical mysteries

Neil McMahon
  • Carroll Monks: emergency-room doctor in San Francisco, California

Ann McMillan
  • Judah Daniel: freedwoman who is also the local herbalist, and Narcissa Power, a young widow, and at the time of the Civil War in Virginia

Mardi Oakley Medawar
  • Tay-bodal: 19th-century Kiowa healer in Oklahoma

Paul Nathan
  • Bert Swain: divorced middle-aged writer and head of public relations at a Manhattan medical research center, in New York City

Darden North
  • Non-series medical thrillers

Albert Noyer
  • Getorius Asterlus: surgeon, and Arcadia Asterlus, his wife, in 5th century Italy
Michael Palmer
  • Medical thrillers

Jill Paton Walsh
  • Imogen Quy: nurse in St. Agatha’s College, in Cambridge, England

James Patterson
  • Claire Washburn: medical examiner, Lindsay Boxer, a homicide inspector, Cindy Thomas, a reporter, and Jill Bernhardt, an Assistant District Attorney—members of The Women’s Murder Club, in San Francisco, California

Paula Paul (Paula Carter)
  • Alexandra Gladstone: doctor in Victorian Newton-on-Sea, England

Ross Pennie
  • Zol Szabo: public health doctor and medical detective, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Ellis Peters
  • Brother Cadfael: 12th century monk and herbalist in Shrewsbury, England

Jodi Picoult
  • Non-series suspense usually with a legal and/or medical ethics twist

Sarah Pinborough
  • Dr. Thomas Bond: physician assisting the police investigating brutal serial killings, in 1880s London, England

David Pirie
  • Arthur Doyle: a young doctor, and Joseph Bell, a doctor and Doyle’s mentor, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Bill Pomidor
  • Plato Marley: family physician, and Calista Marley, a forensic pathologist, in Cleveland, Ohio

Oliver Pötzsch
  • Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of Schongau, his clever and headstrong daughter Magdalena, and Simon Fronwieser, the son of the town doctor, in mid-17th century Bavaria, Germany

Suzanne Proulx
  • Victoria Lucci: risk manager at a hospital in Denver, Colorado

Andrew Puckett
  • Tom Jones: health investigator for the Home Office, and sometimes Jo Farewell, a nursing sister at Latchvale Hospital, in England

Christopher Reich
  • Dr. Jonathan Ransom: surgeon with Doctors Without Borders working in the toughest parts of the world

Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Hilda Adams: nurse known to the police as Miss Pinkerton

Karen Robards
  • Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone: expert in criminal pathology who can communicate with the newly dead

Leah Ruth Robinson
  • Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe: emergency room physician at Manhattan Hospital, in New York City

C.F. Roe
  • Jean Montrose: physician in Scotland

Caroline Roe
  • Isaac: blind physician, and Bishop Berenguer, in 1350s Girona, Spain

Annelise Ryan
  • Mattie Winston: nurse turned deputy coroner in the fictional small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin

Margaret Scherf
  • Dr. Grace Severance: retired pathologist in Arizona

Deborah and Joel Shlian
  • Lili Quan: China-born California physician who travels to China

Susan Slater
  • Benson (Ben) Pecos: reservation medical investigator from Tewa Pueblo, and Tommy Spottedhorse, a tribal police officer, in New Mexico

Karin Slaughter
  • Dr. Sara Linton: pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia

Christoph Spielberg
  • Felix Hoffmann: experienced emergency room doctor and reluctant sleuth, and his girlfriend Celine, in Berlin, Germany

Jonathan Stagge (Patrick Quentin)
  • Dr. Hugh Westlake: general practitioner, and his daughter Dawn, in rural Pennsylvania

Kelli Stanley
  • Arcturus: the Roman governor’s doctor and investigator, in 83 AD Londinium, Britain

Mel Starr
  • Hugh de Singleton: surgeon in Bampton, near Oxford, during the reign of Edward III, in 14th century England

Nancy Tesler
  • Carrie Carlin: biofeedback specialist, and Ted Brodsky, a homicide cop, in New Jersey

Sam Thomas
  • Bridget Hodgson, a widowed midwife, and Martha Hawkins, her apprentice, in 1640s York, England

Victoria Thompson
  • Sarah Brandt: midwife in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City, in the Gaslight Mysteries

Rebecca Tope
  • Drew Slocombe: former nurse who has become an undertaker in Bradbourne, England

James Tucker
  • Jack Merlin: surgeon and magician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert W. Walker
  • Jessica Coran: doctor and FBI medical examiner in Washington, DC
  • JJane Francis Tewes: doctor, and Alastair Ransom, an inspector, in 1890s Chicago, Illinois

H.O. Ward
  • Dr. Galimatias: semi-retired physician based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Aramus P. Limpkin, professor of history at a college in Georgia

Sylvia Maultash Warsh
  • Rebecca Temple: family practice physician in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mary V. Welk
  • Caroline Rhodes: nurse in Rhineburg, Illinois

Ann Woodward
  • Lady Aoi: lady-in-waiting, trained in Chinese healing arts, in the late Heian period (1020s), at the Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Japan

Dirk Wyle
  • Rebecca Levis: medical student, later MD, and Ben Candidi, a free-spirited, nature-loving biomedical scientist, and in Florida, Washington, DC, and elsewhere

Felicity Young
  • Dody McCleland: doctor in turn of the 20th century Edwardian London, England

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