Unnatural Causes

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Author : Richard Shepherd
Detail : “Included within the Times Books of the Year 2018′ An completely good book. i actually advocate it, i do not typically say that however it’s fascinating’ Jeremy tracheophyte, BBC Radio two

‘One of the foremost fascinating books I actually have browse during a while. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I couldn’t place down’ the days

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Meet the rhetorical diagnostician, Dr Richard Shepherd.

He solves the mysteries of unexplained or overtime.

He’s a detective in his claim.

And he has one, final and pressing question to answer:

How did this person die?

Unnatural Causes is associate interesting record of a unprecedented life, a novel insight into a noteworthy profession, and especially a strong and assuasive testament to lives reduce.

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Dr Shepherd has baby-faced serial killers, natural disaster, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents, bushed the pursuit of the reality.

And whereas he is been concerned in a number of the foremost high-profile cases of recent times, it’s typically the less well-known encounters that prove the foremost puzzling, intriguing and even outre.

In or out of the general public eye, his proof has place killers behind bars, freed the innocent and turned obvious cases on their heads.

But a life in death, attesting to a number of humanity’s darkest corners, exacts a worth and Shepherd does not flinch from reckoning the value to him and his family.

The dead don’t hide the reality and that they ne’er lie. Through Maine the dead will speak . . .

‘Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel’ Guardian

‘Fascinating, ugly nonetheless engrossing’ Richard and Judy, Daily specific

‘Heart-wrenchingly honest’ academician Sue Black, author of All that is still

‘Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate’ Observer

Unnatural Causes : 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Dr Richard Shepherd
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 464
ISBN - 1405923555


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Detail - THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Unnatural Causes :

Author - Richard Shepherd
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 464
ISBN - 9781405923538


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Detail - Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year. If you liked This is Going to Hurt, War Doctor and All That Remains you'll love this. 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, he must solve the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Heart-wrenchingly honest' Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Unnatural Causes :

Fiction

Author - P.D. James
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 272
ISBN - 1439144451


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Unnatural Causes : A Dr. Katie Leclair Mystery

Fiction

Author - Dawn Eastman
Publisher - Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery
Pages - 288
ISBN - 9781683313137


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Detail - In nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman's series debut, Dr. Katie LeClair examines small town secrets when her patient's sudden suicide rocks the quiet life of Baxter, MI.

Unnatural Causes :

Author - Tober Charles
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 343
ISBN - 9781098985103


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Detail - A remote and long deserted Scottish island holds an incredible secret. Led by the ruthless Tony Bluscoe, a gang of treasure hunters descend on it in search of untold wealth. One of their number is dead within a day, quickly followed by another. At first their deaths are put down to freak accidents but it soon becomes apparent that the true cause is far more strange ... and much more dangerous both to them and the whole of humanity. Mother Nature has had enough, and she's fighting back.

All That Remains : A Life in Death

Social Science

Author - Sue Black
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 368
ISBN - 1473543436


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Detail - _________ 'Utterly gripping' - The Guardian 'Fascinating' - The Sunday Times 'Moving' - Scotsman 'Engrossing' - Financial Times __________ Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2019, this incredible memoir from the Sunday Times Bestseller. Professor Sue Black breathes new life into the subject of death. Sue Black confronts death every day. As a Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All That Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and examining what her life and work has taught her. Do we expect a book about death to be sad? Macabre? Sue's book is neither. There is tragedy, but there is also humour in stories as gripping as the best crime novel. Part memoir, part science, part meditation on death, her book is compassionate, surprisingly funny, and it will make you think about death in a new light. _________ 'One might expect [this book] to be a grim read but it absolutely isn't. I found it invigorating!' (Andrew Marr, BBC Radio 4 'Start the Week') 'Black’s utterly gripping account of her life and career as a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology manages to be surprisingly life-affirming. As she herself says, it is "as much about life as about death"' (PD Smith Guardian) 'An engrossing memoir . . . an affecting mix of personal and professional' (Erica Wagner, Financial Times) 'A model of how to write about the effect of human evil without losing either objectivity or sensitivity . . . Heartening and anything but morbid . . . Leaves you thinking about what kind of human qualities you value, what kinds of people you actually want to be with' (Rowan Williams, New Statesman) 'For someone whose job is identifying corpses, Sue Black is a cheerful soul . . . All That Remains feels like every episode of 'Silent Witness', pre-fictionalised. Except, you know, really good' (Helen Rumbelow, The Times)

Devil's Day :

Fiction

Author - Andrew Michael Hurley
Publisher - Houghton Mifflin
Pages - 304
ISBN - 1328489884


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Detail - "A gripping and unsettling new novel by the award-winning author of The Loney that asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to preserve it"--

Working Stiff : Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Judy Melinek, MD
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 272
ISBN - 1476727279


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Detail - “Fun…and full of smart science. Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. While her husband and their toddler held down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines Flight 587. An unvarnished portrait of the daily life of medical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...the stories from her average workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that medical science can diagnose and console long after the heartbeat stops” (The New York Times).

Unnatural Causes :

Author - Gene Walden
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 233
ISBN - 9785551021483


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The Sixth Extinction : An Unnatural History

Environmental disasters

Author - Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher - A&C Black
Pages - 319
ISBN - 1408851210


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Unnatural Causes :

Forensic pathologists

Author - Richard Shepherd
Publisher - Michael Joseph
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9780718182717


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Detail - 'The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak . . . ' Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind bars, exonerated the innocent, and turned open and shut cases on their heads. Shepherd's obsession with revealing the secrets of the dead is personal. At medical school, while performing his first autopsy, he held the heart of the patient in his hand and thought of his late mother, taken too early by heart disease. He became driven by the challenge of finding the truth, of seeing justice, and by compassion- sometimes for the dead, but always for those they have left behind. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling, sometimes bizarre and always unputdownable, Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year.

Unnatural Causes :

Fiction

Author - Thomas T. Noguchi
Publisher - Jove Books
Pages - 319
ISBN - 9781557732644


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