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Doc Brady became an orthopedic surgeon to avoid being surrounded by death. But now it’s every where around him. Murder.
One spring day in 1994 Houston, Dr. Jim Bob Brady witnesses his neighbor’s ten-year-old son killed by a hit-and- run driver. An accident, or an act of murder? After the death, Brady enlists the help of his twenty-year-old son J. J. and his wife Mary Louise in chasing down clues that take them deeper and deeper into a Houston he never imagined existed. In the process, they discover a macabre conspiracy stretching from the ivory towers of the largest teaching hospital in Texas, to the upper reaches of Houston’s legal community, to the shores of Galveston.
Doc Brady soon realizes that the old adage remains true: The love of money is the root of all evil.
AUTHOR DR. JOHN BISHOP
Dr. John Bishop has lead a triple life. This orthopedic surgeon and keyboard musician has combined two of his talents into a third, as the author of the beloved Doc Brady mystery series. Beyond applying his medical expertise at a relatable and comprehensible level, Dr. Bishop, through his fictional counterpart Doc Brady, also infuses his books with his love of not only Houston and Galveston, Texas, but especially with his love for his adored wife. Bishop’s talented Doc Brady is confident yet humble, brilliant yet a genuinely nice and funny guy who happens to have a knack for solving medical mysteries, and above all is the doctor who will cure you of your blues and boredom. Step into his world with the first three books of the series, and you’ll be clambering for more.
"An engrossing and satisfying mystery with a humble Texas physician/sleuth at its heart."
"John Bishop MD will blow reader's minds when they open up Act of Murder. Readers will be drawn into the story and the case that Dr. Brady gets in the middle of. You will not want to put this book down. Act of Murder will take control of reader's attention and minds and they will be powerless to stop reading......they will have to see things through.....just like Dr. Brady does."
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"This thriller fits within the realm of legal thrillers by John Grisham, though with a medical twist. As the story unfolds Bishop does not shy away from covering darker elements in this mystery. He also is able to bring his own knowledge to the table and craft a story that shows an impressive amount of medical terminology. If you are looking for a read that will keep you guessing then this is a book for you. You can order your copy of Act of Murder today.”
—The Nerdy Girl Express
"The debut novel from author John Bishop M.D. is a solid beginning to a new series featuring the character of Doc Jim Bob Brady and his awesome wife Mary Louise (who is the star of the book). The characters are well-written and the story is a solid mystery.”
— Red Carpet Crash
"Act of Murder is fun, fast, and action packed...a fascinating read that you will not put down until you are finished with the last page. Guaranteed"
— The Boogie Man is My Friend
"Jim Bob and his wife Mary Louise were wonderful, warm, thoughtful and compassionate people who any reader could not help but love. The plot moved along at a good pace. This was a quick and enjoyable read, and it gets my recommendation. I’d be glad to read another Doc Brady novel."
— Men Reading Books
"I loved the plot in this novel, it was fast paced but not too fast that you felt as though you missed something. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded and we learned how the characters were connected in such small but extremely important ways. Each character played an important role in the death of the young child and the resulting investigations and mysterious deaths that stem from this. The book is well written and highlights how greed can be a powerful motivator for evil actions. A definite must read novel.”
—Working Mommy Journal
"If you are looking for a unique thriller, I recommend you to give this book a try. I am certainly looking forward to reading the next book in this series."
— The Book Decoder
"A really well-balanced book that kept me entertained on every level. Looking forward to Brady's next investigation.”
—Books From Dusk Till Dawn