Medicine! Mayhem! Murder! redux

A. Scott Pearson, M.D., associate professor of Surgery, has published a new medical thriller, a follow-up to Pearson’s well-received 2009 book “Rupture,” which has just been released in paperback.

“Public Anatomy” has the same central character as “Rupture,” Memphis surgeon Eli Branch, and, as Branch is drawn further into the labyrinthine plot, a knowledge of centuries-old anatomical drawings may give him clues to solve a series of murders.

The book trade publication Publisher’s Weekly has chosen “Public Anatomy” to be included in its Spring Announcement issue for the coming season.

“I was glad to be listed with authors like Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline and Harlan Coben,” Pearson said.

A story about Pearson was featured on the cover of the March, 2009, House Organ.