The Library: Praise for FIRST CUT

“Scalpel sharp. First Cut allows a peek into the autopsy room through the eyes of a pro.”

Kathy Reichs

 Wife and husband duo Dr Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell first enthralled the book world with their runaway bestselling memoir Working Stiff—a fearless account of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as an NYC medical examiner. Now, following up on their exhilarating fiction debut, First Cut, Melinek and Mitchell deliver a new electrifying instalment in their Jessie Teska Mystery series.

In AFTERSHOCK hard-nosed San Francisco medical examiner Dr Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet as she races to track down a murderer in the devastating aftermath of an earthquake. There’s a body crushed under a load of pipes on a San Francisco construction site, and medical examiner Dr Jessie Teska is on call. So it’s her headache when she examines the mangled corpse—and that it’s a homicide staged as an accident. Jessie is hot on the murderer’s trail when an earthquake sends her and her whole city reeling. When the dust clears, the case has fallen apart and an innocent man is being framed.

With Melinek and Mitchell’s trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humour, this rollicking new instalment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series will shake you up and leave you rattled.