Unnatural Causes

Shepherd, Richard

£8.99

Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the pursuit of justice. His work has seen killers put behind bars, exonerated the innocent, and turned open and shut cases on their heads. Shepherd’s obsession with revealing the secrets of the dead is personal. At medical school, while performing his first autopsy, he held the heart of the patient in his hand and thought of his late mother, taken too early by heart disease. He became driven by the challenge of finding the truth, of seeing justice, and by compassion: sometimes for the dead, but always for those they have left behind.

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THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER

‘One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down’
The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.

He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.

He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11.

He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents.

His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads.

Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost.

Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you’ll love this.

**Pre-order Dr Richard Shepherd’s new book THE SEVEN AGES OF DEATH now**
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‘Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I’ll read it at least twice’
Evening Standard

‘A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating’ Nigella Lawson

‘An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don’t often say that but it’s fascinating’ Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

‘Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel’ Guardian

‘Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing’
Richard and Judy, Daily Express

‘Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate’ Observer

Additional information

Weight 319 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 28 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

444

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

614.1092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K