Malicious Intent: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A gripping and powerful new thriller -- the debut of a stunning new voice in suspense fiction -- and the first appearance of a tough and remarkable investigator, pathologist, and forensic physician, Dr. Anya Crichton.

The only female freelancer in the male-dominated field, pathologist Dr. Anya Crichton will take any work she can find to pay child support and her mortgage, get her new business off the ground, and battle her ex-husband for custody of their three-year-old son. Things turn around rapidly, however, when her expert forensic evidence is instrumental in winning a high-profile case -- and new work offers start pouring in.

But Anya's investigation into the drug overdose of a young Lebanese girl is raising troubling questions. Startling coincidences between this sad and tragic death and a series of seemingly unrelated suicides that Anya is also examining at the urging of her friend and colleague, detective sergeant Kate Farrer, suggest that there's a monumental evil at work in the shadows. With each scalpel cut, Anya Crichton's forensic prowess and deductive brilliance are pulling her relentlessly toward a sinister plot and a devastating truth -- and once she enters the lethal darkness, she may never again see the light of day.


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User Review  - tonile.helena - LibraryThing

Not a bad debut, however I clued on to who the killer was very early on. Anya Crichton is a great protagonist, incredibly real and believable, and I will definitely be reading another of Fox's novels, considering this was her first effort. A great read. Read full review

Malicious Intent

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

The first book by Kathryn Fox, a Sydney general practitioner, centres on Anya Crichton, a forensic pathologist and physician. Crichton is asked by the police to look into a suspicious death ruled a ... Read full review

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Page 346 - Tessa knew that it was something she was going to have to live with for the rest of her life.
Page 92 - Anya sat in one of the two armchairs on the other side of a coffee table. Mary Singer occupied the other. 'I'm here for two main purposes,

About the author (2009)

Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine. Her bestselling debut novel, Malicious Intent, received international acclaim and was awarded the Davitt Award for adult fiction. Kathryn currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

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