Immortal Wounds: A Doctor Nora Kelly Mystery

A doctor, struggling to recover from a devastating family trauma, is drawn back into her life during a perilous quest to solve the mystery of multiple deaths among the staff at Oakland City Hospital.

It’s a normal workday for Dr. Nora Kelly—as normal as it can be after the traumatic loss of her family two years ago. She steps into the ER at Oakland City Hospital, wrestling with grief and self-doubt about her ability to continue practicing medicine. Early retirement increasingly appeals.

But there’s a corpse in the hospital’s business office and more to follow as havoc begins to descend on Nora and her colleagues. The mystery behind the mayhem draws Nora back into life and work, her once-renowned diagnostic acumen resurrected under extreme peril. At the same time, her self-redemptive quest to solve the mystery unearths a deeply personal and painful question—one that reaches into the core of who she is and what she believes.

From the back cover


Immortal Wounds is a compelling, richly textured mystery that draws us deeply into the cloistered world of the hospital. A murderer or two may be on the loose in Scannell’s thriller, but the psychological struggles and ethical mysteries encountered daily by her doctors and nurses prove just as riveting. A must-read!”
—Jodi Halpern, MD, author of From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice