Author of medical mystery and mayhem
(with just a touch of pathological humor)

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I'm Jane Bennett Munro, author of the Toni Day Mystery series.

About the Author

Jane Bennett Munro has been a hospital-based pathologist for 37 years. Her novel, “Murder Under the Microscope,” received a 2012 IPPY Award. Her novel “Too Much Blood” won a 2014 Feathered Quill Award. She is also the author of “Grievous Bodily Harm.” “Death by Autopsy” is the fourth book in the Toni Day Mystery series. Munro lives and writes in Twin Falls, Idaho.

About my latest book, Death by Autopsy

Death by Autopsy, published by iUniverse, is now out! Published in print as of 10-15-14, and as Kindle and Nook as of 7-11-13, it is now available through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and this website. See press release below.


Jane Bennett Munro’s new novel tells of ‘Death by Autopsy’

Fourth book in Toni Day Mystery series pits pathologist against clever murderer

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Author Jane Bennett Munro’s “Death by Autopsy: A Toni Day Mystery” (published by iUniverse) comes as the fourth installment of the Toni Day Mystery series.

In this newest book of the series, a woman named Beulah Pritchard drives her car off a snow-covered road into a canal with her dead husband in the trunk. After the crash, she is found severely hypothermic and presumed dead at the scene; that is, until she comes back to life on pathologist Toni Day’s autopsy table and experiences her final death soon after.

In this gripping murder-mystery novel, Toni hypothesizes that Beulah’s seemingly desperate measure may have been the result of someone else’s murderous plot to kill both Beulah and her husband.

As Toni delves deeper into the investigation of the couple’s demise, she uncovers an age-old scheme of embezzlement, blackmail and more. But after unearthing this information, Toni becomes the new target of the Pritchards’ killer.

Readers will be left on the edges of their seats, as they witness Toni’s attempt to thwart this vicious and clever murderer, who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out.

“Death by Autopsy”

By Jane Bennett Munro

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781491744796

E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781491744802

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble






16 January 2015 | Kochi



MOTERWRITER.COM reviews the latest hit novel – Death by Autopsy


Author Jane Bennett Munro’s medical mystery novel will thrill you to bits


Jane Bennett Munro’s latest novel ‘Death by Autopsy: A Toni Day mystery’ is the fourth book in the Toni Day series of mystery books. As the self serving title suggests, it tells the tale of Toni Day, a pathologist by profession who takes it upon herself to solve a couple of mysterious deaths when she is accused of causing death to a patient, death by autopsy. Beulah Mae Pritchard was the woman Toni was supposed to conduct an autopsy on but when she wakes up alive on the table; it sets in motion a series of events that spells trouble for all those involved in the case. Accused of malpractice and being sued, Toni works hard to get her name cleared while also dealing with multiple threats, including one from the actual killers of Beulah and her husband Dwayne. Intelligent and tenacious Toni soon uncovers hard truths about some folks from her town that are bound to shock the readers. 


When we see Toni Day in the beginning, she is in the midst of a crisis after falling into a canal filled with icy cold water, trying to help save the people in a car that had fallen in. It turns out that the driver of the car is Beulah, a nurse who used to work in the same hospital as Toni. And in the trunk of her car is the dead body of her husband. Beulah proclaimed dead by the doctors wakes up on Toni’s autopsy table before dying for real a couple of days later due to several medical complications. When the woman’s fraternal twin sister and her husband sues Toni and the hospital for medical negligence and death due to autopsy, she has to participate in an extremely risky adventure that also reveals the truth behind the death of the couple.


The readers get to follow Toni Day as she searches desperately for the missing links in the story that will absolve her and the hospital of any negligence. The author has a tough and gritty style of writing that is also technically precise. There are graphic descriptions of autopsies and violent crimes which succeed in creating an eerie environment, all of which will keep the reader deeply invested in the story.


“I wanted to create a mystery story in which the suspense increased with every new scene.” Jane told us when we interviewed her in connection with the book’s promotion. A spokesperson for the publisher iUniverse said that Death by Autopsy had quite an exciting story and qualifies as an edge of your seat thriller with built up tension refusing to let up till the very end of the book. Kevin Peter who reviewed the book for Moterwriter.com said Jane Munro is extremely skilled at creating nuanced, complex characters whose lives the readers will be delighted to follow assiduously and passionately. He added that even if you haven't read the other books in this series, you will enjoy this as a standalone new novel. He also praised the well developed characters, stunning plot twists and promised that you won't be able to put the book down once you begin.


About the author:


Jane Bennett Munro, MD, has been a hospital-based pathologist for thirty-seven years. Her novel Murder under the Microscope received the 2012 IPPY Award; Too Much Blood won the 2014 Feathered Quill Award. She is also the author of Grievous Bodily Harm. She lives in Twin Falls, Idaho. Connect with her at - https://www.facebook.com/DeathByAutopsy



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