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Corrupt bodies : death and dirty dealing in a London morgue / Peter Everett and Kris Hollington.

By: Everett, Peter.
Contributor(s): Hollington, Kris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Icon Books Ltd, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xiv, 271 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1785785524; 9781785785528; 9781785785979; 1785785974.Subject(s): Everett, Peter | Southwick Mortuary (London, England) | Morgues -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | Mortuary technicians -- England -- LondonDDC classification: 363.720942109048 Summary: 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.
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Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.

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.