Author Archives: Dr Rupert Harker
Just after Xmas, I was fortunate enough to be invited to BBC Radio Northampton to speak to Helen Blaby about my new book, Laugh Out Dead. Helen is an excellent interviewer and really put me at ease. You can follow … Continue reading
Greetings all! Happy holidays. After many rejections, I have finally decided to self publish my Urban-Smith cozy mysteries. LAUGH OUT DEAD is available on amazon in paperback and e-book, and on smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and apple as ebook. … Continue reading
This article 1st appeared in the Daily Scrump on 11th April. MY MEDICAL TYPO HELL. The Department of Health was quick to defend the reputation of its new standardised medical software, “PIGS-EAR,” despite increasing reports of disturbing errors in patient diagnostic … Continue reading
In view of the last Labour government’s abysmal treatment of GP’s, it has been deeply gratifying to see the Labour party receiving a good pummelling from both sides of the border. Gertcha!
A running gag in the Urban-Smith books is the proliferation of themed restaurants. In the course of the 1st 2 books, our protagonists have dined at surrealist Japanese restaurant, The Melting Lotus, Elizabethan theatre theme restaurant, Soliloquies, and Glaswegian cordon … Continue reading
It does not require a degree in anthropology to know that people are becoming louder (see graph). You can be in aisle 4 of Tesco’s perusing prophylactics, yet still be able to hear every howl of the crone in aisle … Continue reading
NB Ich Liebe dich is German for, cor, love a duck……probably. Muchas gracias to New Pollyanna for nominating little old moi for this award. You can find her blog HERE. To those of you not in the know, this is … Continue reading
Sorry that I haven’t blogged for a few weeks, but other commitments have taken priority. Say hi to Harold. Harold is Britain’s best serial killer. Like me he qualified from Leeds Medical School and spent the majority of his career … Continue reading
This would make a creepy movie; I’m thinking Adam Sandler and Pauly Shore in the lead roles.
Everyone is familiar with the Big Bang theory. If you look at data showing how fast the Universe is expanding, you can extrapolate backwards and calculate that about 13.8 billion years ago the whole Universe was condensed into a single tiny … Continue reading