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First Cut

(2020)
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A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of January 2020

“Scalpel sharp.”—Kathy Reichs

A young rookie medical examiner. A suspicious case. An underworld plot only she saw coming.

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff

For San Francisco’s newest medical examiner, Dr. Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past.

Instead she faces a chilling discovery when an opioid-overdose case contains hints of something more sinister. Jessie’s superiors urge her to close the case, but as more bodies land on her autopsy table, she uncovers a constellation of deaths that point to an elaborate plot involving drug dealers and Bitcoin brokers.

Drawing on her real-life experiences as a forensics expert, Judy Melinek teams up with husband T.J. Mitchell to deliver the most exhilarating mystery of the year. Autopsy means “see for yourself,” and Jessie Teska won’t stop until she has seen it all—even if it means that the next corpse on the table could be her own.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"All the charm, gruesome detail and surprising empathy that made Working Stiff such a delight brought back in a novel. An impressive opener to a series that deserves to run and run." - Alex Marwood

"Scapel sharp. First Cut allows a peek into the autopsy room through the eyes of a pro." - Kathy Reichs

"Who better to deliver a genuinely compelling mystery than real-life medical examiners? Fans of CSI and Forensic Files will devour this well plotted story." - Karin Slaughter


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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: First Cut (A Dr. Jessie Teska Novel (1))
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-4328-7620-1 / 978-1-4328-7620-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2020 : Canada Hardback
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek M D , T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-335-00830-6 / 978-1-335-00830-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2020 : Canada Paperback

Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek M D , T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-335-08133-X / 978-1-335-08133-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
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Audio Editions

January 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: First Cut
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-09-409736-5 / 978-1-09-409736-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: First Cut: Library Edition
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-09-409735-7 / 978-1-09-409735-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2020 : MP3 CD
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
ISBN: 1-09-409737-3 / 978-1-09-409737-4
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: First Cut: A Novel
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J Mitchell
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: First Cut
Author(s): Judy Melinek, T J M D Mitchell
Publisher: HQ Fiction
Availability: Amazon AU