Wednesday, July 02, 2014

What is Kelly Parsons reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Kelly Parsons, author of Doing Harm.

His entry begins:
As a medical thriller author, some folks are surprised to learn that I rarely read them. There are many fine medical thrillers. But my tastes are eclectic, and for inspiration I draw regularly from a diversity of genres: contemporary fiction, literary fiction, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and nonfiction.

A recent sample from my nightstand includes fantasy (American Gods by Neil Gaiman), horror (Dr. Sleep by Stephen King), historical fiction/techno-thriller fusion (Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson), and non-fiction...[read on]
About Doing Harm, from the publisher:
There are many ways to die in a hospital…being sick is only one of them.

Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve’s future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again…

A chilling and compelling thriller that also takes you into the hospital and details the politics and hierarchy among doctors, as well as the life and death decisions that are made by flawed human beings, Kelly Parsons' Doing Harm marks the gripping debut of a major fiction career.
Learn more about Doing Harm at the publisher's website, and visit Kelly Parsons's Facebook page.

Writers Read: Kelly Parsons.

--Marshal Zeringue