Author Archives: Dr Rupert Harker

About Dr Rupert Harker

I am the author of the Urban-Smith mysteries and Intelligent Design series of books.

My Medical Typo Hell!

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

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What goes around……..

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!

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Gizoogle is da shiznit!

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

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Put a sock in it – natural selection and the gobshites.

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

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Ich Liebe dich – Liebster Award

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

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I’m not dead.

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

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Do You Wanna Play With Us?

This would make a creepy movie; I’m thinking Adam Sandler and Pauly Shore in the lead roles.

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I’m shrinking! The Wonders of extrapolation.

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

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Writing a Murder Mystery: Motives for Murder

Originally posted on JC Gatlin – Author:
After revealing “Who Done It,” the most important piece of the puzzle in a good murder mystery is “Why Done It.” The Antagonist’s reason to commit murder and hide it must be creative,…

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Annual Book Review; Time Heist

I tend to go through phases of reading, but over the last year or so, my interest in reading has waned dramatically. It was therefore something of an impulse purchase for me to download Time Heist by Anthony Vicino from Amazon; … Continue reading

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