Michael Palmer (1942-2013) was an American novelist of medical thrillers. Before becoming a novelist, Michael Palmer spent 20 years practicing medicine. Palmer didn’t originally want to be an author, but after reading Coma by Robin Cook (a fellow Wesleyan grad), he realized he could too. As of this writing, all of his novels have made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Michael Palmer became a published author in 1982 with The Sisterhood. Below is a list of Michael Palmer’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Dr. Lou Welcome Books


Oath of Office(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Political Suicide(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resistant(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Sisterhood(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Side Effects(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flashback(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Extreme Measures(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Natural Causes(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Treatment(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Critical Judgment(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle Cure(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patient(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Natural Suspect(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Society(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fifty Vial(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Patient(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Opinion(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Surgeon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Rest for the Dead(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Heartbeat Away(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trauma(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mercy(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


On Call(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Natural Suspect is a multi-author collaborative novel which was written alongside William Bernhardt, Leslie Glass, Gini Hartzmark, John Katzenbach, John Lescroart, Bonnie MacDougal, Phillip Margolin, Brad Meltzer, Lisa Scottoline and Laurence Shames.

No Rest for the Dead is a collaborative novel which was written with Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Thomas H. Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F. Gulli, Lamia Gulli, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Alexander McCall Smith, Phillip Margolin, T. Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R.L. Stine and Marcia Talley.

All novels as of Trauma are written by Daniel Palmer, based on the work of Michael Palmer.

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  • Sannie43

    Do books need to be read in order

    • Brandon

      No, they do not.

  • edmaa

    The book title above, “No Rest for the Dead,” is a mistake. It should read, “A Heartbeat Away.”

    • Brandon

      Sort of. No Rest for the Dead is a different book. I’ll add A Heartbeat Away now.

  • DGleeson

    Trauma Release Date: May 12th 2015