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Corpse by Jessica Snyder Sachs
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Jul 09, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: general-nonfiction, nonfiction-forensic
Read in January, 2003

From an Amazon.com review: Examining a dozen case studies that touch on the contents of Nicole Brown Simpson's stomach, a felled Confederate soldier's skull, the methods of an English serial killer, and the contribution of an Indiana-based student of maggots to the forensic ecology of human remains, Sachs explores the means by which pathologists measure the interval between death and a body's discovery--a determination with often profound implications. Sachs's book is a lucid, oddly fascinating work of popular science, though it's not for the queasy of stomach or the faint of heart.

Of course, I find this sort of thing intriguing, but it's not for everyone. If you're interested in forensics, you should read it. If not, pass on by.
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