Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone

Deadly Cure

In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor’s house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy’s regular physician—the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias—of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum.To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder—for it must be murder—and...

Details Deadly Cure

TitleDeadly Cure
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Mystery, Medical, Thriller

Reviews Deadly Cure

  • Vicki
    Cracking good historical mystery set in 1899 New York City. The detective in this case is a smart young physician who treats another physician's patient and then gets blamed when the boy dies. A fast-moving plot with fascinating tidbits about the state of medicine at the turn of the century. Highly recommended!Thanks to the publisher for sending me this advance reading copy.
  • Phil
    I once asked my grandfather why he became a pharmacist. (He graduated the Rhode Island school of pharmacy in 1913.) He replied that he had always been interested in medicine and healing. But attending medical school was not possible for him,, so he turned to pharmacy. He also said that major vent in his early teen years was the creation of the Food and Drug Administration by President Theodore Roosevelt. Before then, medicine was totally unregula...
  • Sherri Lewis
    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewThis book takes place in Brooklyn in 1899.... at a time when the Bayer Company had developed aspirin and it was considered the newest miracle drug. Heroin was also being prescribed by doctors, and manufactured by Bayer and one other prominent drug company. Dr Noah Whitestone is accused of killing a patient, and in the wake of trying to clear his name, he uncovers do...
  • Annie
    Lawrence Goldstone’s Deadly Cure begins with one of the worst things that can happen to a doctor. Up-and-coming doctor Noah Whitestone is summoned to the home of a wealthy New York couple because the family’s youngest son is very ill. Whitestone thinks this is his chance to become the doctor to the city’s upper crust until the boy dies that night. As far as Whitestone (and the experts he consults) knows, the boy should have been alright. Hi...
  • nikkia neil
    Thanks Pegasus Books and netgalley for this ARC.The Red queen, deal=dly cough syrup, and unscrupulous doctors and laws just skim the surface of this thrilling historical mystery. Lawrence Goldstone knows how to keep his audience begging for more.
  • Shellie Taylor
    I received this book as an Advanced Reader's Copy from W.W. Norton in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!I loved this book. It had a very Sherlock Holmes-ish feel to it. I enjoy a good mystery and this book contained all the proper elements of a classic whodunnit. This book took place in 1899 New York which is normally neither my time period nor location of choice, but everything fit together perfectly. I found myself deeply attached to the...
  • Katherine Sebby
    Firstly, I would like to thank NetGalley and Pegasus Books for sending me an advanced copy for an honest review.This book is probably the one I have enjoyed the most out of the other mysteries I own mainly because I am really interested in medicine and reading something where a victim dies of a certain medical administered treatment and the steps the main character took to figure out what had caused the death and why really intrigues me. The char...
  • Sharron
    Blending history and intrigue, this story provides the reader with insight into the evolving world of medicine and pharmaceuticals in early 1900s NY.As politics swirl, a young physician is attempting to come to terms following the death of a child. Convinced that he did nothing wrong, he is determined to uncover how the child died and finds himself drawn into politics and corrupt policing. This is a well crafted story, and while the main protagon...
  • Rose Beaulieu
    Thank you NetGalley and publisher for this ARC of Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone. The story is a semi historical novel set in the late 1800's. Dr. Noah Whitestone is called to attend to a sick child on an emergency ,his regular Dr being away. Unfortunately the child dies, and Noah is blamed. He knows he did nothing wrong. In his quest to prove his innocence, the author presents history of patent medications, along with some unsavory characters...
  • Cathy
    Facinating look at the medical world at the end of the 19th through the beginning of the 20th centuries as a physician attempts to find the the cause of death of a young patient. Adding to the intrigue are Bayer's development of two new drugs: Aspirin and Heroin (who knew-Bayer?).I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Annette
    The style of writing is step by step descriptions. This style of writing is not engaging to me. Therefore, I’m not the right reviewer for this book. There are others who appreciate this style of writing and they will reveal veracious reviews.
  • Elspeth G. Perkin
    A turn of the century desperate pursuit for answers with cameos of the titans of medical and scientific discovery Deadly Cure is the second novel I have read from this author and I believe I enjoyed the countdown mystery with cameos of the titans of medical and scientific discovery in this book a great deal more than The Anatomy of Deception. Perhaps it was the setting or the premise involving a desperate race for answers that passed through the ...