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Fiction Amateur Sleuth

Death and the Intern

by (author) Jeremy Hanson-Finger

Publisher
Invisible Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Amateur Sleuth, Literary, Medical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926743912
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926743943
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $9.99

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE

ScrubsThe Maltese Falcon and The Crying of Lot 49

Janwar Gupta, a brilliant but neurotic medical student intern, has a patient die under suspicious circumstances during his placement at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Certain of his innocence, Janwar bumbles his way through an amateur investigation of two feuding groups of anaesthesiologists and navigates a romance with journalism student and barista Susan Jonestown, who is investigating a drug trafficking conspiracy involving the Hells Angels and a network of dog walkers that leads back to Janwar’s colleagues at the hospital.

Featuring an ensemble cast of unscrupulous, high-strung, and hilarious characters, Death and the Intern twists and subverts the hospital drama and hard-boiled detective genres with equal parts humour and pathos.

"It’s a page-turning crime novel with a shot of dark comedy and enough medical jargon to keep things interesting... A successful first novel from Jeremy Hanson-Finger and great summer beach read.”Winnipeg Review

About the author

Jeremy Hanson-Finger was born in Victoria, BC. A co-founder of the magazine Dragnet, his short fiction has appeared in Joyland, Little Fiction, and Feathertale, and his nonfiction in The Puritan. His website is hanson-finger.com. This is his first novel. He currently lives in Ottawa.

Jeremy Hanson-Finger's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Editorial Reviews

“Set in a vivid and compelling world of anesthesiologists gone bad, Jeremy Hanson-Finger’s Death and the Intern is needle-sharp crime fiction that will definitely not put you to sleep.”—Gary Barwin, author of Yiddish for Pirates

Gary Barwin

“By and large, Death and the Intern works. It works as genre fiction but it also works as pastiche. It’s a page-turning crime novel with a shot of dark comedy and enough medical jargon to keep things interesting without bogging down the narrative flow. A successful first novel from Jeremy Hanson-Finger and great summer beach read.”Winnipeg Review

Winnipeg Review