Cause of Death

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
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The body of a woman floats to the surface of a lake with sixty pounds of cinder block and chain attached to her legs. Her killer faces the death penalty if the prosecution can answer one question: Did she drown? A worker for the only US plant licensed to produce anthrax dies, the victim of a heart attack. But what caused his heart to stop beating? Follow veteran medical examiner Dr Stephen D Cohle into the world of forensic pathology, as he solves these and many other cases. Written from an insider's view, 'Cause of Death' puts the reader behind Dr Cohle's shoulder while he examines each victim. The cases range from exotic murder mysteries ripe for a CSI episode to everyday casualties of heart attacks and car accidents. Every victim, though, has a story to tell.

Author Biography

Stephen D. Cohle, M.D. is the chief medical examiner for Kent County, Michigan, and a forensic pathologist for Laboratory Pathologists, PC

Table of Contents

Introduction: Scenesp. 7
Decompressionp. 21
Thorns!p. 27
Contrastsp. 49
Safe Sex?p. 56
What Killed Harry Freiburg?p. 73
The Perfect Murderp. 77
Bugs!p. 87
Red Sky in the Morningp. 101
The Oxford Lake Death Penalty Casep. 105
The Rough Sex Casep. 122
Skeletons in the Closetp. 131
Accidentsp. 153
The Shortest Chapterp. 154
15 Secondsp. 169
The Museum of Tattoosp. 173
Blue Highwayp. 189
Cyanoticp. 198
Broken Heartsp. 207
Broken Heartsp. 216
Of Zebras and Horsesp. 227
David versus Goliathp. 230
Endingsp. 243
The Hand of Godp. 250
Horseplayp. 261
Bad Medicinep. 264
The Last Chapter: Lifep. 283
Message in a Bottlep. 288
Conclusion: Morgue Poetry and Wintergreen Mintsp. 397
Acknowledgmentsp. 313
Notes and Sourcesp. 315
Indexp. 327
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