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Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent DiMaio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell guide us behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story through the cases that have made DiMaio famous-from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Beginning with his street-smart Italian origins in Brooklyn, the book spans 40 years of work and more than 9,000 autopsies, and DiMaio's eventual rise into the pantheon of forensic scientists. One of the country's most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists will dissect himself, maintaining a nearly continuous flow of suspenseful stories, revealing anecdotes, and enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans.
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Sha0102
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Vincent Dimaio
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An enthralling narrative that shows us behind the morgue doors to tell his life story (DiMaio) through the cases that have made him famous (exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, VanGoh suicide - his analysis on it, and others interesting ones). If you love criminal thrillers like I do, you'll love this book.
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Dolly
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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Panpan

I skimmed this when it turned into more of a memoir than accounting of morgue procedures. Some interesting bits are included but not nearly enough to keep its position on my list.

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caitfish4311
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
Mehso-so

I didn't really appreciate some of the value judgements projected onto defenders of Trayvon Martin, which weren't very flattering. I find this ironic because Di Maio talks about always wishing to remain objective. Otherwise, a fascinating look into the determination of many notable forensic cases.

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caitfish4311
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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Starting this next; probably this week. Looking forward to it a lot! I tend to like somewhat morbid books a lot. :P

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RoBa
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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The author felt rather pretentious at times, but the book was a fascinating, quick read. Loved it. Stay away if detailed descriptions of death and bodies makes you uncomfortable.

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Reviewsbylola
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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Such an interesting read. Vincent DiMaio is a world renowned forensic pathologist who has had a hand in many famous and well known autopsies, including Lee Harvey Oswald (exhumation), Lana Clarkson (Phil Spektor), and Chelsea McClellan (victim of serial killer Genene Jones). This book had my undivided attention. I only wish it had been double the length. (Photo is inside Lee Harvey Oswald's original casket after his exhumation).

Soubhiville Sounds cool and creepy. 3y
LeahBergen Aaaand another book goes on the stack! This sounds amazing 3y
Reviewsbylola It really is. I raced through it in two days and it typically takes me much longer to read ebooks because I usually prefer physical books. @LeahBergen 3y
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kristina_with_a_k
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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In today's Sunday Times.

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kristina_with_a_k
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This is by far THE best book on forensic pathology I've ever read. It's factual without being dry. Witty without being glib. It just rocks. If the author speaks the way he writes, he is probably one very interesting person to listen to. What an impressive career! I can't recommend this book enough.

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kristina_with_a_k
Morgue: A Life in Death | Ron Franscell, Dr. Vincent DiMaio
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I must not be the only one who enjoys reading about death and dying.

kristina_with_a_k @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read that, but thanks. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @kristina_with_a_k Darn..if I think of any other good ones, I'll pass them on. 3y
NatalieR You're definitely not alone. This is in my purchase wish list! 3y
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