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Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue

Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Everett, Peter
By Hollington, Kris

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In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating in near-Victorian conditions,... was a hotbed of corruption. Attendants stole from the dead, funeral homes paid bribes, and there was a lively trade in stolen body parts and recycled coffins. Set in the fascinating pre-DNA and psychological profiling years of 1985-87, this memoir tells a gripping and gruesome tale, with a unique insight into a world of death most of us don't ever see. Peter managed pathologists, oversaw post mortems and worked alongside Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - including on the case of the serial killer, the Stockwell Strangler. This is a thrilling tale of murder and corruption in the mid-1980s, told with insight and compassion.
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ISBN 9781785785979
Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781785785979
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Released 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Everett, Peter
By Hollington, Kris
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Mortuary Practice
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade

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