Reviews of Act of Murder
"An engrossing and satisfying mystery with a humble Texas physician/sleuth at its heart."
"If you are looking for a nice Christmas or Holiday read perhaps this is one you should select. It is a page turner."
"Jim Bob unearths information that exposes secrets whose keepers have gone to great lengths to keep permanently buried, and people who will resort to anything, including murder, to take what they consider their due.”
—A Girl and Her Book Reviews
"John Bishop MD will blow reader's minds when they open up Act of Murder. Readers will be drawn into the story and the case that Dr. Brady gets in the middle of. You will not want to put this book down. Act of Murder will take control of reader's attention and minds and they will be powerless to stop reading......they will have to see things through.....just like Dr. Brady does."
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"I loved reading this book and look forward to getting lost in the second book in this series, Act of Deception."
—Missi’s Book Reviews
"This is a brilliant start to a new series featuring Doc Jim Bob Brady as he turns his attention to solving the hit and run of one of his neighbor's children. I loved the mix of Brady's work as an orthopedic specialist and the cases that he was dealing with, to his family life with his wife Mary Louise, an absolute star in this book. What an incredible story this turned out to be."
— Susan Hampson, GoodReads
"This thriller fits within the realm of legal thrillers by John Grisham, though with a medical twist. As the story unfolds Bishop does not shy away from covering darker elements in this mystery. He also is able to bring his own knowledge to the table and craft a story that shows an impressive amount of medical terminology. If you are looking for a read that will keep you guessing then this is a book for you. You can order your copy of Act of Murder today.”
—The Nerdy Girl Express
"The debut novel from author John Bishop M.D. is a solid beginning to a new series featuring the character of Doc Jim Bob Brady and his awesome wife Mary Louise (who is the star of the book). The characters are well-written and the story is a solid mystery.”
— Red Carpet Crash
"This is a great mystery and it’s done in a very realistic way that makes you keep reading! A medical thriller for sure! Highly recommended reading!”
— Viviane Crystal, Amazon Vine Voice
"Act of Murder is fun, fast, and action packed...a fascinating read that you will not put down until you are finished with the last page. Guaranteed"
— The Boogie Man is My Friend
“Readers who like a good mystery thriller that is between a cozy mystery and a psychological thriller may want to check out this book.”
— Cheryl’s Book Nook
“Filled with mystery, humor and tons of delicious food, this is one orthopedic surgeon, turned detective that I get the feeling is not done solving murders."
— Just Reviews
"Jim Bob and his wife Mary Louise were wonderful, warm, thoughtful and compassionate people who any reader could not help but love. The plot moved along at a good pace. This was a quick and enjoyable read, and it gets my recommendation. I’d be glad to read another Doc Brady novel."
— Men Reading Books
"I loved the plot in this novel, it was fast paced but not too fast that you felt as though you missed something. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded and we learned how the characters were connected in such small but extremely important ways. Each character played an important role in the death of the young child and the resulting investigations and mysterious deaths that stem from this. The book is well written and highlights how greed can be a powerful motivator for evil actions. A definite must read novel.”
—Working Mommy Journal
"If you are looking for a unique thriller, I recommend you to give this book a try. I am certainly looking forward to reading the next book in this series."
— The Book Decoder
"A really well-balanced book that kept me entertained on every level. Looking forward to Brady's next investigation.”
—Books From Dusk Till Dawn
"Bishop’s writing is easy to understand, an easy quick read and a page turner."
"Act of Murder by Dr. John Bishop was an exciting medical thriller! I thought the story was fast-paced and easy to read. The medical investigation was very intriguing. I would recommend this for readers that enjoy medical mysteries!”
—She Just Loves Books
"John Bishop M.D. successfully takes his real-life knowledge as an orthopedic surgeon to give his writing an authentic voice. The story is a combination hospital drama and murder mystery that draws the reader in right from the first sentence...Descriptions of his native Texas are spot one, especially Houston and Galveston and the character development makes them believable and relatable. It is a strong beginning for the series. A sure page-turner, “Act of Murder” is a must-read for fans of murder mysteries that center around the medical community and appreciate a behind the scenes look at hospitals and doctors.”
Act of Murder NetGalley Reviews
"An engrossing medical thriller!"
— Rekha Rao
"The character building was steady and perfectly paced, the prose was dramatic and just dark enough for my liking. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and am looking forward to more by the author."
— Jamie T.
"I love love loved this read. It had many twist and turns. I could not put this book down. It’s been one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Incredibly detailed and informative. Awesome book!"
— Ammorett W.
"An entertaining and solid thriller, well written and full of twists and turns. It's well researched, the plot flows and the characters are interesting.”
— Anna Maria G.
"Act of Murder by John Bishop MD is good mystery. This book is not only plot driven which means the author has spent a fair amount of time on character development."
— Don Houts
"This is a brilliant start to a new series featuring Doc Jim Bob Brady”
—Books From Dusk Till Dawn