When a local woman is killed, police indifference leads a doctor to begin her own investigation
DEAD PRETTY is the first in a series of murder mysteries about police doctor and part-time GP, Dr Callie Hughes. Readers who like forensics in crime fiction and medical thrillers, like Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series, will particularly enjoy this book. Second book, BODY HEAT, out now!
Second in the Dr Callie Hughes series, Body Heat tells the story of an arsonist who is accused of murder, but his doctor has doubts.
Previously published as #YouToo, Guilty Party is the third in the Dr Callie Hughes series and has the police doctor investigating the murders of two lawyers
When Love Lies Bleeding
A novella inspired by the film The Third Man.
A killer flu pandemic exacerbated by a shortage of the only effective treatment has the West Coast of America in a panic. Journalist Joe Hames, flying in to save his job and cover the story has an ulterior motive: to make contact with his long-lost former girlfriend and love of his life, Cassie.
Joe tries to find Cassie, whilst also trying to get hold of information on why the death toll is higher in California than anywhere else before any of the other journalists that have descended on the city. At the pharmaceutical company where she worked, Joe finds out that Cassie is dead: she was run down by a cable car two weeks earlier. When he goes to her funeral, he is surprised to find that he has become a person of interest to the police.
Or did she die? Joe begins to suspect that all is not what it seems, and in the fog-drenched streets of San Francisco, Joe unravels the real story resulting in a finale played out at Fisherman’s Wharf. Someone was really going to die this time, and not of the flu.
A prestigious patient is found dead in his hospital bed after routine surgery. Is it medical negligence, natural causes or something more sinister? When cause of death is found to be a massive air embolism, the hunt is on for someone with the necessary medical knowledge to kill in this way.
Published in 1987, Deadly Treatment is Candy's first novel and is sadly out of print.