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True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist 

From the number one best-selling author of The Cause of Death comes an audiobook about the unlikely, extraordinary, obscure and often tragic ways humans meet their end. 

A dead body without a trace of trauma; alien parasites; worms of the brain; crocodile attacks and bizarre eating disorders....In The Quick and the Dead, pathologist and self-confessed death-aficionado Dr. Cynric Temple-Camp takes listeners into a world of disease and death as he seeks answers for those who were unlucky, and those still alive to tell the tale. 

©2020 Cynric Temple-Camp (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 01-08-20

Really, really interesting stories

This is a book about real people, who have faced the ends of their lives in sometimes tragic ways. I loved that the pathologist had enough compassion for their dignity, and curiousity-to make time to get to the bottom of every case.