Thursday, January 6, 2011

Richard Mabry and Robert Whitlow

I tried some new authors out - Richard Mabry and Robert Whitlow.

I discovered Richard Mabry who has a medical background first. His books are centered in one of the places I like best - Texas. I read two of his books - Code Blue and Medical Error. They are part of a series called Prescription for Trouble. At first I did not know what to expect. I learned they are typically referred to as Christian Fiction and there was some evidence in the stories. These were not hardcore Christian books - by this I mean it does not push the Bible down your throat. I would call them good presentation of moral lessons. On top of them occurring in Texas, there was also a suspense / mystery feel to the books - and this is one of the types of books I like to read. They were the kind of stories that are clean - the type I know my mother appreciates. Incidentally..., I have no problem reading them either.

The other author I read - Robert Whitlow has a background in law and the book I read is called Deeper Water. It is part of a series called the Tides of Truth. I discovered this was another book that falls under the classification of Christian Fiction. It was apparent this was written by a different author than the other two book I mentioned earlier. There was more "preaching" in this book but it did not ruin the story. As in the other two books, there was a good moral presentation and it also had a suspense / mystery feel to it. Again, I know this is the kind of book my mom would like to read and I have no qualms about reading these types of books every once in a while. It provides a nice change.


JenningsJunk said...

I have dabbled with the Christian Fiction genre, but didn't realize there were some suspense/mystery themed ones out there...thanks for sticking your toes in, checking it out and sharing.

Richard Mabry said...

Glad you liked Code Blue, and I hope you'll try the rest of the Prescription For Trouble series. The next book, Medical Error, is set in Dallas, which (I'm guessing) is just to the south of where you live. I'm your neighbor to the west.
Thanks for the nice review.

misterreereeder said...

Thanks for your comments!!

Richard, I did read your book Medical Error and I saw at the end that you have the third book in the series - Diagnosis Death scheduled to come out in April 2011. Looking forward to it.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I did not know about Christian mysteries either and plan on looking for this series. I really like a good mystery, but appreciate the "clean" ones. Thank you so much for this rec!