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Dr Iain West is Britain's foremost pathologist. His job is to carry out examinations of victims of fatal crimes, accidents and those who have died in mysterious circumstances. This text describes some of his most famous cases, including: the 1984 shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London; the Brighton bombing of the Conservative party conference; ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published 1997 by Warner (first published April 3rd 1996)
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Fiona
May 26, 2012 Fiona rated it it was ok
I read a lot of books about pathology and forensic science and was disappointed when I realised that this one was not written by the pathologist himself. Unfortunately the journalist writing it quotes extensively from notes written by the pathologist and this makes the description of the cases rather tediously long. The language is not hard to understand but the excessive quoting means that it is hard to pinpoint the interesting or unusual element of the case that got it included in the ...more
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Feb 25, 2013 Soraya rated it it was amazing
Gruesome but in the most scientific way. Includes pathology reports from tragedies such as the Clapham rail disaster, the King's Cross fire and the Brighton bombings. Fascinating, factual and brilliantly written.
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CHESTER STERN has been a writer and broadcaster on crime and police matters for more than forty-five years. A former head of the Press Bureau at Scotland Yard, he has lectured extensively on terrorism and the media in Britain, Europe and the USA.

He was Chief Crime Correspondent for The Mail on Sunday for nineteen years and is past President of the Crime Reporters’ Association.

In 2001 he became Co
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