Pathologist’s New Book Sheds New Light on Glamorized Career

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Dr. Jane Bennett pens new murder mystery intertwines entertaining storyline with insider experience.

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As a solo pathologist in a rural hospital, some of the things I’ve dealt with were pretty interesting. It makes a good story.

A longtime pathologist is shedding light on the nature of her career with a new suspense novel that is giving readers an insider’s look.

In Murder Under the Microscope (published by iUniverse), Dr. Jane Bennett Munro brings readers into the life of Dr. Toni Day. A solo pathologist, Day quickly becomes the center of a complicated web of deception and murder. Forced to solve the murder in order to save both her future and her life, she realizes she must rely on more than just her microscope in the pursuit of this mystery’s answers.

“My career has really served as the inspiration for this book,” says Munro. “As a solo pathologist in a rural hospital, some of the things I’ve dealt with were pretty interesting. It makes a good story.”

Drawn from her experience in a career that Hollywood portrays as glamorous and dramatic, Munro gives readers realistic insight into such issues as autopsies, medical staff relations and the general background of a pathologist. Touching on broader themes, Murder Under the Microscope also delves into the lengths people will go in the pursuit of societal approval.

“Pathology is often a misunderstood medical specialty,” says Munro. “Most people think of ‘Quincy,’ or if they’re NCIS fans, ‘Ducky.’ They think pathologists only do autopsies, when in fact the autopsy is a very small part of what they do. In this book, the reader will get at least a taste of what most pathologists do, day in, day out, in small and medium sized hospitals everywhere.”

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About the author

Dr. Jane Bennett Munro is a hospital-based pathologist who has been involved in several forensic cases over the course of her 34-year career. Now semi-retired, she lives in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she enjoys music, gardening and skiing. This is her first novel.

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