Malicious Intent: Anya Crichton Novel 1

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Pan Macmillan Australia, Nov 10, 2007 - Fiction - 464 pages
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'Malicious Intent will keep you gripped from start to finish. Author Fox displays the deft hand of a natural writer, whether she's weaving her break-neck plots, imparting fascinating medical and police procedural details or breathing life into her characters-both good and bad. What a compelling new talent!' - JEFFERY DEAVER, author of Twisted: Collected Stories and The Vanished ManDr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling to get her business off the ground, Anya can't yet afford to fight her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son, Ben.

After her expert evidence helps win a high-profile court case, Anya is asked by lawyer Dan Brody to look into the seemingly innocent death of a teenage girl from a local Lebanese family. While investigating, Anya notices similarities between this girl's death and several other cases she is working on with friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Kate Farrer. All the victims went missing for a period of time, only to be found dead of apparent suicide in most unusual circumstances. As Anya delves deeper, the pathological findings point to the frightening possibility that the deaths are not only linked, but part of a sinister plot. Nothing can prepare her for the breathtaking truth...

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Review: Malicious Intent (Dr Anya Crichton #1)

User Review  - Hazel Edwards - Goodreads

Lots of clinical detail which sounds authentic but the sleuth's relationship with her son gives another viewpoint. Clever plot, but a few coincidental links. Preferred her other book set on the cruise, but an excellent researcher who conveys real settings. Read full review

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User Review  - Astrid Lendfers - Goodreads

Loved it! If you are a big fan of the TV show Bones, these books are for you! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. She has worked as a family physician, medical journalist and freelance writer. Her debut novel, Malicious Intent, received international acclaim and won the 2005 Davitt award for Best Crime Novel. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

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