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Summary

A riveting insider perspective from Ireland's former state pathologist, Marie Cassidy. 

For over thirty years, bodies have been my business. The lucky ones have died peacefully in their own bed, surrounded by loved ones. But, life, or should I say death, is not always like that. This is your opportunity to duck under the police tape with me. Walk carefully in my footprints and follow me into the scene but don't touch anything, just look. Remember Locard's principle, every contact leaves a trace.

Marie Cassidy was Ireland's state pathologist from 2004 until 2018. During that time, she was involved in many high-profile cases, including the Stardust exhumation and the deaths of Siobhan Kearney, Rachel O'Reilly, Robert Holohan and Tom O'Gorman.

In Beyond the Tape, she invites us into the world of forensic pathology and shares her remarkable personal journey, from working-class Glasgow to becoming Ireland's head pathologist. A fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of real-life forensics, the intricate processes central to solving modern crime and the stories from behind the crime tape.

©2020 Marie Cassidy (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Interesting listen

A little on the slow side at times. Not overly complicated in terms of medical speak. Have recommended it to friends but found it a bit of a trudge in parts, worth the work though for the rest of the story. Doctor Cassidy is an excellent narrator who comes across as intelligent, empathetic, professional, humble and open minded.

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Absolutely amazing and educational in clin path.

Educational and gripping at all times. Description very detailed and the narration was clear and concise. Fabulous book for anyone interested in forensic pathology and science. Not a book for the faint hearted. This is a career I could only dream for, more so now that I've listened to this book.

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excellent read

a great read,couldn't put it down at all,Marie is a fantastic woman,really interesting career,would have loved it myself

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Absolutely loved it

One of the best books I’ve listened to this year. I saw the documentary beforehand but the book was by far much better as it included more detail. Dr Cassidy’s voice is only superb and I do hope this book is the first of many.

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Fascinating

Fascinating insight into a job I wish didn't need to exist but am so grateful it does. she's one of the best

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Brilliant

Amazing insight into this area. Good explanation with funny anecdotes. Soh yeah really good

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Great Read/Listen

Loved this book from start to finish, Marie has had one of the most interesting careers, her descriptions and stories make you feel like you living in the moment. Loved this book so much found it hard to put down when I started reading.

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a great listen

so interesting to learn about the work of a state pathologist and the ending ..... be kind!

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Unbelievable, what a woman - what a story!

You'll be hooked from the first chapter & it just keeps getting better..... And the last chapter says it all. Huge Congrats to you Marie for a cracker of a book...

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This was a very average read and the writer comes across cold and distant, which I suppose you need to be to do her job. One word the book is clinical, and lacks empathy, human connectedness & cold.