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  • Human Remains

    Book 5 - Hope Sze Medical Mystery
    Selected as one of the great must-read mysteries of the summer by Canada's national book show, CBC Radio's The Next ChapterA dead man in the snow shatters Dr. Hope Sze’s peaceful month of research at an Ottawa stem cell lab.Hope discovers that one man’s body leads to a series of corpses, both at home and around the globe.This time, the killer knows no borders and no conscience.Hope must extricate ... Read more

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  • White Lightning

    From Prohibition to Predators

    Book 9 - Hope Sze Medical Mystery
    FROM HOOCH HIGHWAY TO HOMICIDEHope Sze escapes for a romantic weekend away at the Rumrunner's Rest, a Roaring Twenties inn once celebrated both for Prohibition's best alcohol and the smoothest jazz bands north of the Detroit River.Then a convention of fictional villains overrun the tavern, her friend glimpses a ghost, and Hope uncovers a grisly surprise in the fireplace that may be related to Al ... Read more

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  • A Pain in the Toenails

    Excerpt from The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room

    series Unfeeling Doctor series
    Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards, starting with internal medicine. I was matched to the gastrointestinal team, so I can recite the bacterial causes of bloody diarrhea to this day.One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things.You can also find this essay in my ... Read more


  • Blood Diamonds

    a Hope Sze story originally published in Jewish Noir

    series Hope Sze medical mystery
    A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds. The first, a Ph.D. who loves her research more than any living thing. The second, a Montreal woman who knows her bulging, aching abdomen must conceal a terrible secret. The third, resident doctor Hope Sze, who, in struggling to save her patient, stumbles across a crime.“Sharply etched, emotionally haunting.” –Kenneth Wishnia, Edgar and Anthony ... Read more

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  • Blue Christmas

    A Hope Sze Medical Crime Story Originally Published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine)

    Book 5.2 - Hope Sze medical mystery
    One little Christmas party.Sounds harmless, except Dr. Hope Sze feels raw and unsociable at the moment.Still, Hope looks forward to the home-cooked Middle Eastern meal. And she really ought to socialize with her new colleagues from Ottawa's stem cell research team, even if it means cheering on the Senators hockey team or dancing to "Uptown Funk” with people she barely knows.Then one of the guests ... Read more

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  • The Cancer Christmas

    When my father--the smart, strong, mostly silent type--got diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months after his 56th birthday, I figured we'd ended up with the worst Christmas present ever. Instead, he and my infant son taught me the most important Christmas lesson of all.An inspirational tale originally published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book. ... Read more

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  • Because

    “What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams.”― Margaret Atwood, The Blind AssassinHow do you solve a problem like your mother?A ferocious flash fiction story, now a finalist for the Derringer Award.Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, ... Read more

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  • The Emergency Doctor’s Guide to Healing Dry Eyes

    Book 2 - The Emergency Doctor’s Guide
    Dry eyes driving you mad?You spend hours working on your computer or staring at your phone.You turn the car’s air vents away from your eyes.Dry air or contact lenses transform you into a red-eyed beast.Friends say, “Do you have pink eye?” because you look so bloodshot.Can you relate? Congratulations! You have dry eyes, just like 1 in 4 Canadians and 30 million Americans who may suffer in silence ... Read more

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  • Buddhish

    Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief: One Doctor's Story

    Book 5 - Unfeeling Doctor Series
    When you can’t eat, pray, or love.Melissa married her high school sweetheart, launched her career as an emergency doctor, rescued a Golden Retriever, and best of all, expected a baby in July.Then she delivered a stillborn baby girl.What do you do when your heart shatters, and you’ve always relied on science instead of religion? What if your friends have no words for you, and you feel absolutely ... Read more

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  • The Gift of Christmas

    An anthology of holiday short stories and a novella (292 pages)A former Marine, desperate for employment, takes a temp job that leads to a life-changing decision on Christmas Eve. A family locket with magical powers saves the life of its wearer during the holidays. A doctor’s nonfiction reflection of her father’s cancer diagnosis reveals the spirit of Christmas.Add in a little dog’s snowy ... Read more

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  • Notorious D.O.C.

    Book 2 - Hope Sze Medical Mystery
    A mother who burns for justice. The doctor who can’t say no. And the killer who lies in wait.Dr. Hope Sze solved her first murder case a week ago—and almost got strangled in the process. Now she just wants to pass her psychiatry rotation. No more Sherlock Holmes-ing for Hope. Ever.Until her first psych patient says, "My daughter is dead. And somebody killed her."Hope can’t walk away from this ... Read more

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  • Terminally Ill

    Book 3 - Hope Sze Medical Mystery
    Dead Man DrowningMagic? Dr. Hope Sze steers clear of magic.But when “Elvis the Escape King” chains and nails himself inside a coffin and lowers himself into Montreal’s St. Lawrence River, he can’t break free.So Hope restarts his heart and saves his life. But now Elvis demands to know who sabotaged his stunt.Hope hung up her amateur detective badge two months ago in order to tend to cancer patients ... Read more

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