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Everett, Peter,

Corrupt bodies : death and dirty dealing in a London morgue / Peter Everett and Kris Hollington. - xiv, 271 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm

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.

1785785524 9781785785528 9781785785979 1785785974

GBB9B7325 bnb

019454423 Uk


Everett, Peter.


Southwick Mortuary (London, England)


Morgues--History--England--London--20th century.
Mortuary technicians--England--London.

RA621.G72 / L66 2019

363.720942109048