Autumn Books

After Effects

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1020
  1. Sarah Creighton

    Catherine Aird Macmillan, £15.99, pp 224 ISBN 0333 660102

    It is difficult to decide whether After Effects is a murder mystery thriller gone badly wrong or an attempt at a 1950s comedy farce along the lines of “Carry On Doctor.” Sadly for us readers, I suspect the former.

    After Effects is set in two neighbouring hospitals in the fictional county of Calleshire. Patients and doctors succumb at alarming rates, and their deaths seem to be linked to the Cardigan drug trial. Relatives become suspicious, and the police are informed. The initial investigation concentrates on local animal liberationists and …

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