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Corrupt Bodies

Death and Dirty Dealing at the Morgue: Shortlisted for CWA ALCS Dagger for Non-Fiction 2020...

Peter Everett Kris Hollington

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Icon Books
05 November 2019
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. Peter managed pathologists, oversaw post mortems and worked alongside Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - including on the case of the serial killer, the Stockwell Strangler.

This is a thrilling tale of murder and corruption in the mid-1980s, told with insight and compassion.
By:   Peter Everett, Kris Hollington
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781785785979
ISBN 10:   1785785974
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter Everett is the former mortuary superintendent of Southwark Mortuary; he has dealt with over 12,000 deaths, 400 of which were cases of murder. Everett since became a journalist and now runs a TV production company. Kris Hollington is a bestselling author and ghostwriter; several of his books have been adapted for TV.

Reviews for Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing at the Morgue: Shortlisted for CWA ALCS Dagger for Non-Fiction 2020

'A seriously eye-opening memoir - four stars' * Sunday Sport *


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