Large print Corrupt bodies : death and dirty dealing in a London morgue / Peter Everett and Kris Hollington.
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Large print
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781528893145 (pbk.) :
Standard print edition originally published: LondonL Icon, 2019.
Extent: 304 pages (large print)
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In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating in near-Victorian conditions, was a hotbed of corruption. Attendants stole from the dead, funeral homes paid bribes, and there was a lively trade in stolen body parts and recycled coffins. Set in the fascinating pre-DNA and psychological profiling years of 1985-87, this memoir tells a gripping and gruesome tale, with a unique insight into a world of death most of us don't ever see.