Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Featured Book #1 ... and a GIVEAWAY!


Dr. Mabry has graciously offered to give away  two (2) autographed copies of  "Rx Murder". In order to be entered, go to the Rafflecopter giveaway link at the bottom of this post. The last day to enter is August 14, 2015. If you are chosen as one of the two winners, I will be in touch to get your mailing address to pass along to Dr. Mabry. (US residents ONLY.)

A Word from Dr. Mabry…

     Almost every story I write has an inciting incident, from my hometown experiences that led to Code Blue to idle thoughts on the loneliness of a parking garage that presaged Stress Test. However, my novella Rx Murder was written to plug a gap. Having changed publishers, there was a year's hiatus between my novel Critical Condition and my forthcoming one, Fatal Trauma. To remind people I'm still around, I wrote and self-published Rx Murder. Responses to the work have been good, and I'm pleased.


My Review…

I was honored to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Mabry in September, 2014. We discussed a number of things, including this novella and his May, 2015 (traditionally published) novel, Fatal Trauma. In addition to my review, I'm posting the interview link below.




About Richard L. Mabry, M.D. …



I'm a retired physician who got into non-medical writing after the death of my first wife with my book, The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse. I'm gratified that it continues to help those who have lost a loved one.

From that point, I moved into writing fiction. Thus far I've had seven novels of medical suspense published.Code Blue, Medical Error, Diagnosis Death, and Lethal Remedy were the first four. The second and third books listed were named finalists for the ACFW Carol Award and Romantic Times' Best Inspirational Novel respectively, and Lethal Remedy won the Selah Award.

Then came Stress Test (also a finalist for Romantic Times' Best Inspirational Novel). My next book, released in October, 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, was Heart Failure. The most recent is Critical Condition, which was released in April, 2014.

I'm pleased to announce that Fatal Trauma was published on May 19, 2015, with more to follow. Further, I've just self-published a Christian fiction novella, RxMurder, which is currently available.

I am a past Vice President of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association.

When I'm not writing, I'm busy being a husband and grandfather, working on my golf game, and doing the hundred-and-one other things that retired people do. I'm busier now than I ever was while in practice — and loving it.

Readers can find him online at:

Blog: http://rmabry.blogspot.com/



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40 comments:

  1. I love a good Medical thriller. Not sure why, it's just fascinating I guess. I loved Dr. Mabry's Critical Condition.

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    1. Dana,

      Thanks for stopping by! Medical thrillers are some of my faves :-)

      If you enjoyed "Critical Condition," you will certainly enjoy this one. I hope you get a chance to check out his other books, too.

      Good luck in the contest!

      Leslie

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  2. I love suspense stories of all kinds. I just started reading Looks That Deceive by Richard Mabry and have fallen in love with it. I love finding out how the mystery of a death is solved.

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    1. That's a new release by Braxton DeGarmo, correct? I haven't read it yet, but I saw it mentioned on Facebook. It does look like a good book. I will have to check that out. (In fact, I just went and downloaded it!)

      I, too, love the medical mysteries.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog, and good luck!

      Leslie

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    1. Ann,

      His books are definitely engaging thrillers!

      Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog.

      Leslie

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  4. I have only read one medically-based novel before, so adding a suspenseful element to it sounds very interesting to me.

    I am also fascinated how he was able to grieve and overcome the death of his wife through his writing. That is beautiful!

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    1. Darlene,

      I think that once you read a medical thriller, you'll be hooked! Richard Mabry's are some of my favorites.

      Very true. It's great how he's able to help others with their grief, too, through his book.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

      Leslie

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  5. Leslie, appreciate the review and your hosting this giveaway. Thanks so much.

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    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Just seeing or reading what doctors can and can't do is fascinating to me.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Virginia,

      It sure is!

      Good luck, and thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I enjoy reading medical suspense from someone who knows what they're talking about... and he does a great job keeping it real! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Cyndi,

      You're very welcome ;)

      It does add accuracy to the details, which makes the story so much more engaging.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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  8. I love medical suspense and the first author who introduced me to it was Harry Kraus! Not sure why it's so fascinating. Maybe it has to do with most of my family are in the medical field in one way or another (my mom is a retired nurse). And I grew up watching & loving some medical drama shows on TV (St. Elsewhere, Emergency, MASH, ER,Trapper John MD, etc)!
    These kind of books get my heart racing and my blood pumping....love the edge-of-my-seat kind of suspense book! I have Richard Mabry's book "Fatal Trauma" and I would love to add this one to it. Thank you for getting to know Richard a little more here on your blog & for the chance to win a copy of "Rx Murder"!

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    1. Trixi,

      It's funny you should mention Dr. Harry Kraus! When I interviewed Dr. Mabry, he mentioned Harry as one of his friends. In fact, he was on Dr. Mabry's blog in June (http://rmabry.blogspot.com/2015/06/writing-dr-harry-kraus-on-pseudonyms.html).

      I'm sure that having family in the medical field had some part in your interest. I don't have that connection, but I sure do enjoy many of the shows you mentioned (as well as some current ones).

      You're very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and review. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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    2. Oh hey, I'll have to follow your link to Dr. Mabry's blog and read that post! Thanks for the heads up on that!

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  9. I've listened to one of Mr. Mabry's medical suspense books on tape and really enjoyed it. I love the whole medical genre (books, tv shows, lingo...). I would love to get my hands on an autographed book of his. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. I've never listened to any of his books on tape, but I bet it adds to the drama. I, too, love the medical shows.

      You're very welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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  10. LOVE medical mysteries/thrillers! Thanks for the generous giveaway - I'd love to win!

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    1. You're very welcome!

      Good luck in the contest, and things for stopping by my blog.

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  11. I just recently finished Dr. Mabry's Fatal Trauma and I would love to read another one by him! I really enjoy medical mysteries! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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    1. That's a great book! I think you'd enjoy this one, as well as his others.

      You're very welcome :) Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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  12. I like medical suspense because my career was in a medical related field. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book.

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    1. Laurie,

      I understand why you'd be drawn to the medical thrillers :)

      Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

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  13. I liked medical stories because I worked in the medical field for 27 yrs. Anything medical I like.

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    1. I'm sure you have some interesting stories of your own after 27 years. Hopefully not as on-the-seat action and dangerous as some of Dr. Mabry's characters encounter, though!

      Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. Dr. Mabry is at the top of the list of my favorites. A specific book? No.Somehow I missed this novella. Will have to pay more attention!

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    1. Vera,

      I totally understand! I'm not sure I could just pick one favorite, either :-)

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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  15. I've spent a lot of time in hospitals with various family members and always found what I could see on the surface as fascinating, so to get an inside and deeper look into the lives of medical personnel (even fictional) is a real treat. Drama seems a given in hospital settings, and some authors are just masters at writing intense mystery and intrigue. I have enjoyed Dr Mabry's books in the past and look forward to his novella.

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    1. Anne,

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. I believe Dr. Mabry is one of those authors who has mastered the intense mystery in the medical setting.

      Good luck!

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  16. I have always loved reading medical fiction......have read all of Richard's books to date and am anxious to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Jackie,

      If you have enjoyed his other books, this one will be no exception.

      You're very welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck.

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  17. I have read one of Dr Mabry's books & would love to read another medical thriller! !

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    1. Deanna,

      Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

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  18. I have read Dr. Mabry's books before and would love to win and read this one! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. Betti,

      He has a number of wonderful books, and this one is no exception.

      You're very welcome. Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  19. I have read most of your books and i learn a lot from them. i ask my doctors questions about i read to get a better understanding. keep up the good work.

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    1. Greg,

      They certainly are well-researched and informative! That's great that you question your doctor for a better understanding.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

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