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The Morgue and Me

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  605 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Christopher just needed a job to kill time the summer after high school graduation. He didn't expect it to be in the morgue. Or that he would accidentally discover a murder cover-up. Or that his discovery would lead him to a full-blown investigation involving bribery, kidnappings, more murders... and his best friend. And he certainly could never have predicted that Tina - ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published June 25th 2009 by Viking Juvenile (first published May 22nd 2009)
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Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen-lit-read
One of the tightest, fastest moving 300-ish pages existing in the teen book world -- or hell, anywhere -- this mystery is deep and it brilliantly keeps readers up in the air until it's over...then you're only a little in the air. The layers upon layers of questions that keep coming up in the story keep your dried out eyes lasered to every page. Cool as hell.
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May 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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The Morgue and Me book review
In this novel, Chris, an eighteen year old guy is working at the morgue cleaning once a week as a summer job. One day at the morgue, his boss was doing an autopsy on a man named Mitch Blaylock. On his way out he stumbles into his bosses’ office where he finds a lot of cash in his bosses’ desk. He soon meets a young woman named Tina who helps him research the death of Mitch. Throughout the book he is kidnapped and more murders accrued. Read the bo
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is so gangster
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 13-15 year olds
Recommended to Beverly by: Best Books for Young Adults/
The Morgue and Me is an excellent YA introduction to the classic murder mystery with a reluctant but determined hero, his misfit sidekick, quirky family members, plenty of suspects and plenty of bad guys. The Morgue and Me could be a good gateway into the adult mystery genre. Author, John C. Ford says his inspiration was Elmore Leonard, but protagonist, Christopher, reminds me more of Spenser in the Robert Parker books. Christopher is smart, but shy. His best friend accuses him of spending too m ...more
Aug 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
the book i read was the morgue and me by john . this book was amzing. even though i didnt get to finish it yet, i think its a really ood book. i would recommended it to anyone who likes mystery and a little bit of troubled romance.
the book starts off with this guy christopher newall, who is trying to get a job at the planetarium where his parents work. well he ends up getting arrested for one little mistake. he was caught in the planetarium. now instead of working in the place he always
This book was FANTASTIC!!! I can't usually read a mystery much without knowing "who-dunnit" way ahead of the game. But this book was awesome!!! Plot twists, red herrings and a teen-angst ridden wannabe spy Teenager named Christoper stumbles into detective role in a darkly humorous sort of way! I also liked that the inter-connection of the characters wasn't forced or felt "needed" it just happened!! Small town drama I guess haha!!
I totally gobbled this book up in a day!!! (and only took a break t
Nov 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Well played Mr. Ford! I think you might have an Edgar Award winner on your hands.

The Morgue and Me is a page-turner, keep you at the edge of the your seat, plot-twisting murder mystery for anyone who loves a good mystery. This story had me guessing right up until the bitter end (which I did not see coming)!
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i love it
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think that The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford was a great book. It starts in a small town called Petoskey in Michigan. The book is about a teenager named Christopher who gets a job at a morgue as a Janitor for the medical examiner Dr.Mobley. Chris was not planning to work at the morgue, he was going to work at the astronomy department at NWMU where his parents worked. That was before he broke into the planetarium and got arrested. Chris had a little brother, Daniel, was rarely seen without a ch ...more
Aiden Bruntz
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very fun read and I loved it a lot, this book has interesting characters and a beautifully made story that keeps you on your heels. This book is made for more mature audiences because of language and other slightly gory scenes, other that that I recommend this book to older teens and adults.
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Hi Good Reads!

I’m John C. Ford, author of The Cipher and The Morgue and Me. I grew up outside Detroit, Michigan before venturing off to Stanford University, where a desperate search for spending money led me to a reporter position at The Stanford Daily. The pay was terrible, but discovering how much I loved writing was priceless.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and pract
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