SHORTLISTED FOR THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
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Janwar Gupta, a brilliant but neurotic medical student intern, has a patient die under suspicious circumstances during his placement at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Certain of his innocence, Janwar bumbles his way through an amateur investigation of two feuding groups of anaesthesiologists and navigates a romance with journalism student and barista Susan Jonestown, who is investigating a drug trafficking conspiracy involving the Hells Angels and a network of dog walkers that leads back to Janwar’s colleagues at the hospital.
Featuring an ensemble cast of unscrupulous, high-strung, and hilarious characters, Death and the Intern twists and subverts the hospital drama and hard-boiled detective genres with equal parts humour and pathos.
"It’s a page-turning crime novel with a shot of dark comedy and enough medical jargon to keep things interesting... A successful first novel from Jeremy Hanson-Finger and great summer beach read.”—Winnipeg Review