Scientist as Hero in Mystery

Rich Miller richmiller at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 20 20:25:11 EST 2000


Look up the two novels by Carl Djerassi.  One is called "Cantor's Dilemma",
I'm not sure about the second.  They are not murder mysteries but very
interesting in how they deal with the laboratory.  Djerassi was a professor
of chemistry at Stanford and instrumental in the development of "The Pill".

Richard Miller

Richard Miller wrote:

> I just finished an interesting book called "Pharmacology is Murder" by
> Dirk Wyle.  Found it on Amazon. It was pretty unique for a medical
> mystery because the hero is a lab scientist whose working in a medical
> examiners lab.  Lots of realistic detail on HPLC and mass spec. He is
> sent out to infiltrate a pharmacology department to solve a murder.
> I've never seen a lab scientist as a hero in a book before.  Can anybody
> suggest any more books like this?
> Richard Miller

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