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Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Medical Mystery books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries (2019)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadAs a Yale School of Medicine physician, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Patient Tells a Story, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama House, M.D., Lisa Sanders has seen it all. And yet she is often confounded by the cases she describes in her column: unexpected collections of symptoms that she and other physicians struggle to diagnose. A twenty-eight-year-old man, vacationing in the Bahamas for his birthday, tries some barracuda for dinner. Hours later, he collapses on the dance floor with crippling stomach pains. A…
Author(s): Lisa Sanders

2. Organ Donor (A Dr. Beckett Campbell Medical Examiner Thriller) (2018)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadTo Senior Medical Examiner Dr. Beckett Campbell, the Hippocratic Oath has always been more of a suggestion than a guiding principle…Beckett is no ordinary forensic pathologist, which is why he’s not surprised when a container with expertly removed organs arrives on his desk. What is alarming, however, is the note that accompanies it… the note that suggests this is only the beginning, that more are on their way. And then there’s the hidden message. The one that reveals Beckett’s darkest secret, the thing that sets him apart from all others.He can’t go to the police, his colleagues, or even his closest friends for help. It’s up…
Author(s): Patrick Logan

3. Darwin’s Cipher (2019)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadJuan Gutierrez, a cancer researcher, has spent years studying the genome of animals that exhibit immunity to some types of cancer. Over the course of his study, Juan discovers a pattern that allows him to predict the course of a species’ evolution across thousands of generations. Using the algorithm he’s developed from the pattern, Juan uncovers what he believes to be the key to conquering humanity’s susceptibility to cancer.Others are interested in using what Juan has dubbed “Darwin’s Cipher,” however, instead of cancer research, they see very different applications for the new genetic algorithm. Nate Carrington, an FBI forensic analyst has…
Author(s): M.A. Rothman

4. Ghost Heart: A Medical Thriller (2017)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadA brilliant transplant surgeon. A rogue organ broker. A ghost child. And the legend that could destroy them all. A brutal murder convinces surgeon Mia Kendall there’s more than she imagined to the mysterious spike in heart transplant rejections. Determined to find answers before she loses another patient, Mia gets sucked into a dangerous international medical web. With time running out for her youngest transplant recipient, Mia is forced to partner with a disillusioned ex-military pilot who flies brokered organs across East Africa. But searching for the…
Author(s): Lisa Harris, Lynne Gentry

5. Surgical Risk: A Kurtz and Barent Mystery (Kurtz and Barent Mysteries) (2018)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadRichard Kurtz has a reputation as a tough guy, a reputation that he considers absurd, despite the 300 pound biker on a drug induced rampage who Kurtz recently knocked out in the ER. Kurtz spent four years in the Army. He doesn’t look for trouble but somehow, it seems to find him.Kurtz is a surgeon, a good surgeon, if he does say so himself (which he does, despite the old joke about how if you ask a surgeon to name the three best surgeons in the world, he’ll have trouble thinking of the other two). He has a luxury apartment on the East side, a good-looking girlfriend and a busy practice. Kurtz demands the best,…
Author(s): Robert I. Katz

6. The Red Death (2018)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadTHE FIRST PART OF –Amazon reviewer ***** AN ANCIENT DISEASE re-emerges in the heart of New York City—a deadly bacteria that gave rise to the Black Death. Maggie De Luca, an epidemiologist who is fighting her own demons, works to uncover clues to contain the disease, but is always one step behind—her fate determined by the flip of a coin. Microbiologist Michael Harbinger believes he can make a vaccine that can stop the disease, but to do so would require an elusive plant that only grows in a remote region of the Amazon. With the help of J.D. Stallings, a paleoanthropologist, and Samantha…
Author(s): Birgitte Märgen

7. Trauma Room Two (2015)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadIn every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed.Trauma Room Two is just such a place.In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on fifteen years of experience as an ER physician, he reveals the profound moments that…
Author(s): Philip Allen Green

8. Lethal Incision (Dr. Zora Smyth Medical Thriller Series) (2019)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadThey had no identity. Now Dr. Zora Smyth must fight or lose hers.Chief surgical resident Zora Smyth is used to the atypical: the disappearance of her sister, false murder charges from a serial killer, and a brush with death.So when nameless patients show up on her operating table and subsequently disappear on her watch, Zora seeks to discover why.But she soon realizes that the stakes are higher than ever when her sanity is questioned, and a hidden enemy—that wants the dark secrets covered at all costs—endangers everything she holds dear.As she races to save herself and those precious to her, will…
Author(s): Dobi Cross

9. Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis (2010)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should Read“The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected. When I see patients in the hospital or in my office who are suddenly, surprisingly ill, what they really want to know is, ‘What is wrong with me?’ They want a road map that will help them manage their new surroundings. The ability to give this unnerving and unfamiliar place a name, to know it—on some level—restores a measure of control, independent of whether or not that diagnosis comes attached to a cure. Because, even…
Author(s): Lisa Sanders

10. Pandemic (2005)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadDr. Noah Haldane knows is overdue for a new killer flu, like the great influenza pandemic of 1919 that killed over twenty million people in less than four months. So when a mysterious new strain of flu is reported in China, he expects trouble… In an age when every one in the world is connected by three or fewer commercial flights, a killer bug can travel much faster than the Flu of 1919. Especially when someone is spreading the virus on purpose……
Author(s): Daniel Kalla

11. The Medical Examiner: A Women’s Murder Club Story (BookShots) (2017)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadA woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds a wealthy heiress, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club . . . or just the most twisted? Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson…
Author(s): James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

12. Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1855] William, Anthony (2017)

 Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should ReadBRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering….
Author(s): Anthony William

Best Medical Mystery Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some medical mystery books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Poisoned: how a crime-busting prosecutor turned his medical mystery into a crusade for environmental victims

Author(s): Bell, Alan
ID: 2648556, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal

Author(s): Anthony William
ID: 1611527, Publisher: Hay House, Inc., Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Medical medium : secrets behind chronic and mystery illness and how to finally heal

Author(s): William, Anthony
ID: 2089201, Publisher: Hay House, Inc., Year: 2015, Size: 917 Kb, Format: mobi

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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