Publication Date: 04/08/2021 ISBN: 9781405923538 Category:

Unnatural Causes

Dr Richard Shepherd

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 04/08/2021 ISBN: 9781405923538 Category:
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Publisher Review

Medical science books are rarely as gripping as Unnatural Causes. It's grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice. * Evening Standard * Must read * Daily Mail * A brilliantly written and compelling account of a medical detective who has worked on many appalling crimes and human tragedies * Woman's Weekly * Must Read * Daily Mail * He recounts experiences in a gripping memoir that melds the personal and professional * The People * The true crime book of the year; a thoughtful, revealing, chilling and bizarre record of an extraordinary life and profession * Visit Norwich * His experiences, from morgue to court, are sometimes gruesome, always gripping * Sunday Mirror * A unique insight into a remarkable profession * The Times * This book holds within its pages the story of a life told with honesty, and this is partly why it is such a pleasure to read. A fascinating autobiography. Unputdownable. * Live Ribble Valley * Partly an autobiography, but also a love letter to pathology. It's dignified and graceful and painfully honest about the human and emotional cost of so much time with the dead. Insightful, moving and mesmerising * Marylebone Journal * A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating * Nigella Lawson * Darkly fascinating * Daily Mirror * Heart-wrenchingly honest * Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains * Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing * Richard and Judy, Daily Express * Insightful, candid and compassionate * Observer * Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel * Guardian * Fabulous . . . The UK's top pathologist investigating high-profile deaths such as that of Diana, Princess of Wales * The Sunday Post * 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 * An unputdownable record of an extraordinary life * 100 sizzling summer books, Daily Mail * Unnatural Causes gives a sense of the toll that dealing with so many dead bodies takes. It's a very human book that looks at the cases he has been involved with, from the Hungerford massacre to the murder of Stephen Lawrence * The Times (Books of the Year, 2018) *

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