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 https://jamesjmurray.wordpress.com.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2010 with my first Jon Masters international medical thriller called LETHAL MEDICINE and published that debut novel in 2015. Since that time, I have written and published three more novels: IMPERFECT MURDER, ALMOST DEAD, and THE SERIAL CHEMIST.
What do you write about and why?
I am a retired pharmacist and have an interest in both the benefits of medications and their potential for harm. I have read murder mysteries and thrillers all of my life and in retirement decided to write my own. I have authored four novels in two thriller series: the Jon Masters international thriller series and the Detective Rosie Young/Vince Mendez detective duo murder mystery/thriller series. Each of my novels includes Murder, Mayhem and Medicine.