"A promising sleuth and reams of medical knowledge." — Kirkus Review
"I’ve read hospital mysteries a-plenty. What makes this one stand out is the dry tone, the brisk pace, the wry humor, the psychopathology of the stoic Sternbergs and the Lafayettes, two medical dynasties." — The Poisoned Pen
"Its medical verisimilitude and appealing heroine add enough promise to look out for future installments." — The Baltimore Sun
Written by a practicing doctor, The Cure For Remembering is a fast-paced mystery that pulls back the curtain on life at a busy hospital—the overworked nurses, cocksure surgeons, and patients bewildered by the bureaucracy.
When her great aunt, a retired nurse, dies unexpectedly after routine surgery, Dr. Nora Sternberg turns sleuth. Amid a brewing scandal over missing narcotics, she uncovers a sinister plot involving retired doctors and nurses—and a shocking family secret.
As Nora collects her clues, we meet the Sternbergs, Nora’s “stoic” family; her colleagues-in-arms Jessica and Celine; and all the people who Nora, ever the doctor, thinks of in medical terms—like the handsome physician whose looks are marred by the nervous tic of his periorbital muscles.
Add to that the medical conference on bowel disorders, complete with catered lunch; Nora's devoted but ever-absent husband; and “Mother Lafayette”—the perpetually under-construction hospital—and Nora’s world charms readers even as she uncovers its murderous secrets.
Anyone who has ever navigated a hospital’s corridors—or politics—will enjoy this witty medical mystery.
Ruth E. Weissberger, MD, practices internal medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. This is her first novel.