Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner

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Prometheus Books, 2007 - Law - 338 pages
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The body of a woman floats to the surface of a lake with sixty pounds of cinder block and chain attached to her legs. Her killer faces the death penalty if the prosecution can answer one question: Did she drown? A worker for the only U.S. plant licensed to produce anthrax dies, the victim of a heart attack. But what caused his heart to stop beating?
Follow veteran medical examiner Dr. Stephen D. Cohle into the world of forensic pathology, as he solves these and many other cases. Written from an insiderís view, Cause of Death puts the reader behind Dr. Cohleís shoulder while he examines each victim. The cases range from exotic murder mysteries ripe for a CSI episode to everyday casualties of heart attacks and car accidents. Every victim, though, has a story to tell.
Enter a real-life morgue with its strange sights, sounds, and smells, and watch a forensic mastermind as he unravels each victimís cause of death.

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Review: Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner

User Review  - Donna BookWorm - Goodreads

Cause of Death is actually a non-fiction book that i got from my job (working at a bookstore has it's perks). It's a collection of case histories from the Kent County forensic pathologist and while ... Read full review

Review: Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner

User Review  - Joey - Goodreads

Interesting topic poorly written. Dr. Cohle thinks pretty highly of himself and his tendency to toot his own horn is grating. Apparently he recruited a high school English teacher to serve as his co-author and the result is an amateur product. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Stephen D. Cohle, MD (Grand Rapids, MI), a nationally recognized figure in the community of forensic medicine, is the chief medical examiner for Kent County, Michigan, and a forensic pathologist for Laboratory Pathologists, PC. He is the author (with R. Byard) of Sudden Death in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.
Tobin T. Buhk (Grand Rapids, MI) is a high school teacher and freelance writer. In preparation for writing this book, he observed and assisted Dr. Cohle and his forensic team in more than thirty autopsies.>.

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