Past Mortems

Author: Carla Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751565334

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 9899

**PRE-ORDER NOW: MURDER ISN'T EASY: THE FORENSICS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE FASCINATING NEW BOOK BY CARLA VALENTINE** 'Part memoir and part manifesto, Valentine's book lifts the lid on daily life in the mortuary . . . Valentine bares her own soul . . . with visceral attention to physical and emotional detail' - Wendy Moore, Guardian 'A fascinating portrait . . . one seriously intriguing read' - Glamour 'A grisly topic, but a glorious read' - Mail on Sunday A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list. Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .

Past Mortem

Author: Ben Elton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167485

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2740

'A writer who provokes, almost as much as he entertains' Daily Mail 'Engaging and smartly plotted' Observer ___ With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself when, in romantic desperation, he logs on to the Friends Reunited website in search of the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '88 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more. Meanwhile, back in the present, Newson's life is no less complicated. He is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, and failing comprehensively to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. A school reunion is planned and as history begins to repeat itself, the past crashes headlong into the present. Neither will ever be the same again. ___ What readers are saying: ***** 'Fun, frightful and relentlessly gripping.' ***** 'Clever and original . . . a great read' ***** 'Darkly comic, intriguing . . . and with a real twist in the tail.'

Half-Past Mortem

Author: Robert Leslie Bellem,John A. Saxon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257362003

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

View: 2035

by Robert Leslie Bellem writing as John A. Saxon. "Half-Past Mortem" is the follow-up story to "Liability Limited" (aka "This Was No Accident") and follows Sam Whelpton as he attempts to uncover and untangle the mystery surrounding an automobile accident where the victim is found missing!

Consider the Source

Author: Jim Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595872506

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 5360

Couched in the language of metaphysical fiction, CONSIDER THE SOURCE : Rising Above Illusion Into the Light of Truth is a story that forms the fifth contribution to Jim Young's MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SERIES. The main characters that speak through most of this series, metaphysician Christo Sahbays and his sidekick Penelope Browning, accept a mysterious invitation to dine and view a dramatic theatrical production: The Invitation. By engaging in spirited conversation with other invited guests, represented by some of the greatest thinkers and poets of our time, they come to grips with the purpose and way of life, thus releasing them to individuate as only they can. An intriguing tale of spiritual power, it lead readers to find the truth of their own being and to express it faithfully in a world of chaos. If you are looking for ways of being what you really are and thus living your purpose, this is the book for you.

Murder Isn't Easy

Author: Carla Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751577766

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

View: 2749

Fascinating - Prima Agatha Christie is one of our most beloved authors - a storyteller unparalleled in her clever plots and twisting tales. But Agatha was also a forensic expert; in each of her books she employs an expert weaving of human observation, ingenuity and genuine science of the era. In Murder Isn't Easy Carla Valentine illuminates all of Agatha's incredible knowledge, showing how she stayed at the cutting edge of forensics from ballistics to fingerprint analysis, as seen through much-loved characters such as Poirot and Miss Marple. From the glamour and grit of Agatha Christie's stories, to the real-life cases that inspired them, Murder Isn't Easy will immerse you in the forensics that influenced generations of writers and scientists alike.

Body Language

Author: A. K. Turner

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 1838770054

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 6936

For fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs comes a gripping debut thriller introducing Camden's most exciting new forensic investigator. 'SPELLBINDING STORYTELLING' VAL MCDERMID 'A FIRST-RATE CRIME NOVEL ... I LOVED IT' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'LIKE SILENT WITNESS BUT MUCH MORE BELIEVABLE' SUSI HOLLIDAY **DON'T MISS CASSIE RAVEN'S NEXT MYSTERY, CASE SENSITIVE, AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!** Mortuary technician Cassie Raven believes the dead can talk. We just need to listen . . . Cassie Raven is used to people thinking her job is strange - why would anyone want to cut up dead bodies for a living? But they don't know what she knows: that the dead want to tell us what happened to them. She's eviscerated thousands of bodies, but never someone she knew, someone who meant a lot to her - until now. The pathologist says her death was an accident. Her body is telling Cassie differently. Praise for Body Language: 'Blackly humorous, with a fabulously one-of-a-kind protagonist' Heat Magazine 'Ingenious and sardonically written' Financial Times '[A] gritty novel with an engaging heroine' Sunday Times 'A terrific, well-placed plot' Spectator 'Cassie Raven is a lot of fun to spend time with' Big Issue 'Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon' James Oswald 'Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar' Sarah Hilary 'Move over Silent Witness - Cassie Raven is an utterly compelling contemporary forensic heroine' Isabelle Grey 'A fresh and exciting new series' Claire McGowan 'One of the best series openers I've read in years' Jane Casey


Author: Kathryn Harkup

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1839164123

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 7750

Our fascination with the vampire myth has scarcely diminished since Bram Stoker’s publication of the classic Dracula tale in 1897, but how much of the lore is based in fact and can science explain the origins of horror’s most famous fiend? Vampirology charts the murky waters of the vampire myth – from stories found in many cultures across the globe to our sympathetic pop-culture renditions today – to investigate how a scientific interpretation may shed light on the fears and phenomena of the vampire myth.