Skullduggery: 45 True Tales of Disturbing the Dead

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Grave Distractions Publications, Dec 10, 2009 - Social Science
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One of humanity's greatest unspoken fears is having our mortal remains desecrated in the grave. These fears reach as far back as the ancient Egyptians and are as close at hand as today's headlines. Skullduggery examines 45 real life tales of those who would disturb the dead's eternal slumber. Discover the postmortem histories of Elvis, Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Paine, Alexander the Great, Eva Peron, Graham Parsons, Che Guevara, Albert Einstein, and others who were not allowed to rest in peace. The motivations for these ghoulish crimes range from greed and avarice to pure affection. Once you step into the world of Skullduggery, you will never pass by a cemetery at night without considering what forces are at work in the dark.

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In reading Brian Kannard’s book Skullduggery: 45 True Tales of Disturbing the Dead, I was in amazement of the stories told within the pages of this book. I consider myself fairly up to date with pop culture, but was shocked to learn of the plot to steal Elvis’ body. This book is perfect in that you can read as much or as little as you have time for and it gives the reader great conversation starters. I enjoyed the tales from the macabre to the more lighthearted. Skullduggery is an extremely well written and an entertaining read. 

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Skullduggery: 45 True Tales of Disturbing the Dead is a fascinating read even if "beyond the grave" is not your usual reading habit. Kannard masterfully spins a story with each tale that keeps you interested as well as informed by the facts. True connoisseurs of non-fiction and "who dunnit" fare will find this read a must for their personal libraries. The photos and illustrations are fantastic as well. 

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