James J. Murray
James has experience in both pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical patient management. Medications and their impact on a patient’s quality of life has been his expertise. His secret passion of murder and mayhem, however, is a whole other matter. An obsession with reading murder mysteries and thrillers left him longing to weave such tales of his own. Drawing on past clinical expertise as a pharmacist and an infatuation with the lethal effects of drugs, James creates short stories and novels that will have you looking over your shoulder and suspicious of anything in your medicine cabinet.
James also writes a weekly blog called “Prescription For Murder” that highlights many of the lethal substances used as murder weapons. Subscribe at jamesjmurray.wordpress.com.
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Thriller/Murder Mystery/Police Procedural/Suspense Novel
Clinical pharmacist and entrepreneur Jon Masters would seem to have it all. But still haunted by his days in Special Forces, Jon’s life implodes when evidence found at a murder scene implicates him in an elaborate scheme to distribute a pharmaceutical quality street drug disguised as an experimental medication.
With the help of a trusted army confidante, Jon reenters the world of covert ops and cyber intelligence, and he embarks on a mission through China and Mexico to save his reputation and regain control over his life as he uncovers a complex international conspiracy to redefine the nation’s recreational drug culture.
Murder Mystery/Police Procedural/Suspense Novel
Detectives Rosie Young and Vince Mendez chase an elusive villain when not one but two victims turn up alive less than twenty-four hours after their death. The body count continues to climb as the detectives investigate how two seemingly unrelated victims share an almost identical near-death experience but have no memory of the event. The trail of evidence leads to startling revelations of deceit, greed and an international conspiracy in this entertaining murder mystery.
Suspenseful Short Stories/ Short Murder Mysteries/ Short Thrillers
Five authors contribute six suspense-filled short stories to take the reader on an emotional rollercoaster ride of deceit and murder—all edited and presented by James J. Murray.
James and four fellow authors join to present a selection of six short stories for your reading pleasure. These stories demonstrate a variety of unanticipated conclusions to seemingly innocent actions. The lives of the characters in these stories are forever changed as a result of the choices they make. Could the consequences of those actions be predicted or avoided? I think not, but you should be the judge. Are the outcomes of these stories truly unforeseeable?
Pharmacist Sam Delaney discovers that working the graveyard shift can be deadly when a dangerous patient from a local emergency room steps into his pharmacy and presents a questionable prescription. Concern turns to panic as Sam dials the police and is told that they will be delayed because of a storm and its inevitable fender benders. Sam has to stall for time and personally deal with the impatient perpetrator while trying to protect nurse Mary and an elderly insomniac, both of whom have their own plan of attack. Ultimately, the only victim turns out to be someone you’d least expect.