Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD


The Dr. Lily Robinson series begins with this medical thriller

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The exciting second installment in the Dr. Lily Robinson series


What happens next?
Find out in
Book 3. 

A riveting short story collection featuring
Dr. Lily Robinson

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About the Author

Barbarajean (BJ) Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP, is internationally recognized for her expertise in clinical chemistry and toxicology, has been named a “Top Doctor” in Boston magazine and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Laboratory Medicine Professionals in the World by The Pathologist. She received her Master’s and PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Clinical Pathology at Tufts-New England Medical Center.


Dr. Magnani—former Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA—is currently Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Emerita at Tufts University School of Medicine; and has served as the Chair of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Toxicology Committee. She is the author of Lily Robinson and the Art of Secret Poisoning (nVision Press) and the Dr. Lily Robinson novels (Encircle Publications)—as well as an editor of The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation, 2nd edition (AACC Press) and Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals, 2nd edition (CAP Press).

A portion of the proceeds from the Dr. Lily Robinson novels helps support the College of American Pathologists Foundation's See, Test & Treat Program—a free educational and screening program for breast and cervical cancer. For more information, visit the CAP Foundation.



Hear Dr. Magnani's inspiration for Lily Robinson and her next career as a novelist (podcast from the College of American Pathologists).

Read how Dr. Magnani deploys her fictional, poison-savvy assassin to educate us on real-life toxicology.

Dr. Magnani describes how pathology and writing mix in the world of Lily Robinson.

Dr. Magnani talks about her journey from science and medicine to creative writing.

Dr. Magnani talks about her role in the CAP's See Test & Treat program, screening for breast cancer and her new novel, The Power of Poison.

Our fascination with assassinations featured in Mystery and Suspense Magazine

Dr. Magnani comments on forensic toxicology drug concentrations in this ABC news clip.

Dr. Barbarajean Magnani talks novels, CAP Foundation

BJ Magnani talks with Julia Daily on starting a writing career after 50.