7 January 2015

Author profile: Paul Carson

Irish author Paul Carson is a doctor in real life and has been described as "the master of the medical thriller".

His best-sellers include Scalpel (1997), Cold Steel (1998), Final Duty (2000), Ambush (2003) and Inquest (2013). The latter features the central character of Dr Mike Wilson, Dublin City Coroner.

Carson grew up in the seaside town of Newcastle, County Down, and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin.

After graduation he moved to Australia to work in a hospital cum family practice in the Barossa Valley wine growing region.

In 1984 he returned to Ireland to establish his own practice. He lives in south Dublin with his family.

Official author website: Paulcarson.ie

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