Diagnosis Murder

Kendall, Book 7
By: John Holt
Narrated by: Mark Sando
Series: Kendall, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Mr. Kendall, in the past few months there have been a number of doctors who have mysteriously disappeared, or whose deaths were either alleged to be accidents, or were suicides, or they were actually murdered.”

Kendall made a mental note to find out about these "other doctors". 

“A number of doctors you said. How many are we talking about?”

Mrs. Eaton thought for a few moments. 

“To my knowledge there have been at least eight cases in the past six months. There may be a whole lot more that I know nothing about.”

©2016 John Holt (P)2018 John Holt

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loved it!

if you like mysteries you will like this one! You really will love the characters and plot! the narration is well done and really draws you into the story. highly recommended!

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Diagnosis murder

It irked me that what I saw as blatant murders and connections the police discounted as random until Kendall pushed the issue. This us a popular conspiracy topic and I enjoyed this author's take on it. Kendall gets small compensation for his major finds, but baby steps with the law. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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Another successful conclusion

Another Holt success story. Kendall and Molly are at it again, how many doctors will find their end. What a great book, I recommend this book to everybody it’s got everything you want to have an a book. Thank you John Holt and Mark Sando great job can’t wait for the next one.

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Another great book!

I noticed in the last story I read by John Holt, he likes to take his time and establish the story and not just give you a rushed summary so he can get to the fast-paced action. He is methodical and lays out the story in a way that keeps you interested. I didn’t even notice that Kendall wasn’t even in the story until chapter 6. There’s a doctor going around saying that cancer is killing people, cancer treatment is killing people and people don’t like it. People in high places or angry and it’s not just him it’s his colleagues and cronies that are popping up dead, looking as if they commit suicide or had an unfortunate accident in their own home. That’s what happened to Doctor Ethan, but his wife is it taking it lying down as a matter of fact she’s bringing in the big dogs she is bringing in Molly and Kendall, But first her and Molly have to convince Kendall it’s murder. Every time I read one of these books when I get towards the end I start getting ANSI know when I have another. But while reading this one I was so enthralled with the plot even when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it. I love these books I love candles humor parade there’s a great read for those who like medical thrillers, PI stories ET see.

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Suicides? Accidents? Murders!

Kendall and Molly once again embark on a complicated investigation - multiple murders. Some of these crimes were initially concluded as either suicide or accidents. It was too concerning though because the victims were doctors! These medical professionals were either dying or missing. and they have one thing in common - they were all working on something really important that would revolutionalize cancer treatment and therapy. John Holt, as usual, managed to entertain me with his unique ability to come up with twists and turns that made me hooked until the last line. The narration helped a lot in giving justice, both to the story and the characters. Highly recommended book! I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review.

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A good book!

This book was very entertaining and engaging right from the start. This is the second book from this author that I have listened to and I look forward to more books from him.

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a good detective story

private eye Kendell and his sidekick Molly put the clues together and solved a murder mystery of doctors being killed by a pharmaceutical CEO. the author has done a good job of making his characters react good together. the narrator did a good job of narrating to story

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Grabs you and keeps you

Diagnosis Murder Kendall, Book 7.I have read a few Kendall mysteries and have always enjoyed them, this one is of the same high standard. Good solid detective work, Lots of attention to the details of the case. Kendall is a dogged detective. Great storyline, Each of the Kendall books is a standalone and can be read in any order without curtailing the pleasure. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Murdered doctors start piling up

When ex-cop, turned PI, Kendall is asked by a recent widow to look into their husband's 'accidental death'. comes across dozens of medical doctors dying off in strange circumstances. Most are put down to accident or suicide, but Kendall doesn't think so. Is there a conspiracy against these doctors, all of whom are researching or speaking out against 'Big Pharma' and believe in alternative cancer cures? Or is there something else going on? The story here is generally a good one, with a good mystery that unfolds well, although it can a bit long in the tooth in places. The PI Kendall is likable - that right mix of knowing when to bend or break rules to get things done - and good at his job. The rest of the supporting cast are also fleshed out enough to not feel flat or just there for exposition. Overall it kept me interested and guessing throughout. Narration by Mark Sando is good. He does character voices, and is well paced and clear. No issues with the production or narration. More than happy to listen to more of his work. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I Feel Bad For This But I Have to be Honest

Audiobook: DIAGNOSIS MURDER ( Kendall, Book 7 ) I'm not sure EXACTLY what went wrong here but I can name a few possibilities unlike Kendall. I will attempt a diagnosis based on this one book, not the series. I have listened to two other audiobooks written by John Holt and enjoyed them quite a bit. Both were under two hours. Both of those audiobooks had different narrators. This audiobook was redundant. It just seemed to go in circles. At almost nine hours, it was an arduous listen. It had either none or very little editing. Edit, edit, edit. I would've also liked more character depth. Along with that, I wasn't thrilled. Next is the narration. The reading didn't go with the story or genre. It felt disconnected. Narrator: Mark Sando I think he's a great reader with a strong, clear voice and good inflections but not for this audiobook. It sounded too cheery where it could've had more trepidation as if to give the listener the edge of seat feel which is what you want in a mystery thiller. I like this author and narrator and they both have different styles. I wish them both to be very successful and if I'm being honest, I think my review is a fair assessment. I was given this free review copy audiobook by author and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • ZOE R
  • 01-27-19

Book 7

Kendall and Molly are back from Ireland and have a new case to crack. Let us follow this duo while giving us entertainment

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  • mangankillarney
  • 06-22-20

Keep them coming

I have listened to all the books in the Kendall series, plenty of suspense. Not disappointed The narrator is really good

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  • Wazza
  • 03-10-20

Left me looking forward to listening to the rest

Enjoyed this first in the series, and now looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. Listened from start to finish to see how this ended.

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  • Jacky
  • 02-24-20

Twists and turns

Another brilliant book PD Kendall reminds me of Columbo with his one more question brilliant

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  • kari
  • 02-10-20

First time reader

This is the first John Holt book, I have listened too. I didn’t realise it was book 7 in a series. Nice easy listen. Will be looking up more of his books x

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  • Dan Raskoll
  • 12-08-19

Diagnosis Murder review

Not a bad story just not my sort of book really if you like John Holts writing then give it go or listen to the sample first 4 out of 5

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  • Mrs. Caroline Lee
  • 10-02-19

Another Tom Kendall

I enjoy this books, but have to admit to being frustrated a few times during this story. Tom came across a little too standoffish at times and seemed to be oblivious to clues that were completely obvious to me. I made sure I finished it though and a pretty satisfactory conclusion.

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  • deafmick
  • 06-14-19

This is my first audio book by John Holt it's very good i give it 10 out of 10

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  • JEYCEE
  • 03-03-19

Book 7

I have listened to all the books in the Kendall series. Enjoyed listening to all ,plenty of suspense.

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  • Aldo Ray Fan
  • 01-16-19

Kendall Gets the Job Done!

This is a refreshingly straightforward murder mystery novel that keeps moving inexorably to its conclusion, and as usual with works in this genre, we all know that Justice will be served in the end. The fun part is in following the clues, which means that, in this case, we listen in as Kendall himself follows the clues. Narrator Mark Sando is perfect in adopting a rather friendly and laid-back manner; oddly enough, this rather casual delivery makes the cold-blooded actions of the murderer(s) seem even more abhorrent. Recommended to those readers/listeners who enjoy detective novels that deliberately avoid making long, unnecessary detours into irrelevant scenes/subplots.