Alex Lettau

Award-winning Thriller Author


About Alex Lettau

Alex Lettau is the pen name of Ludwig Alexander Lettau M.D., an infectious disease specialist in practice for more than 30 years. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Lettau was a medical missionary in Malawi (one year), Nicaragua (2 months), and Papua New Guinea (3 months). For two years he was a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) assigned to the Viral Hepatitis Branch of the Division of Viral Diseases.

He has authored 20 scientific articles in medical journals and also published 15 short medical humor pieces on such subjects as “O.J. Fever Syndrome,” “Hepatitis Z,” and “J.C. is History” (the funeral of Joe Camel). His special interest as a fiction author is the infection-related medical thriller. YELLOW DEATH is his debut novel. NIGHT PLAGUE is expected to be completed and released in 2018.

Alex Lettau works and lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Lisa, daughters Delaney and Alexandra, and a Bouvier named Luke.


Books by Alex Lettau