The Life and Many Deaths of Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist
by Richard Shepherd
Pub Date 23 Oct 2018
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'Heart-wrechingly honest' Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains
'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
Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He's a detective in his own right. And he has one, ultimate and pressing question to answer: How did this person die?
Dr Shepherd has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect
murders' and freak accidents, all in the pursuit of the truth. And
while he's been involved in some of the most high-profile cases of
recent times, it's often the less well-known encounters that prove the
most perplexing, intriguing and even bizarre. In or out of the public
eye, his evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent and
turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. But a life in death, bearing
witness to some of humanity's darkest corners, exacts a price and
Shepherd doesn't flinch from counting the cost to him and his family.
The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through him the
dead can speak . . .
Unnatural Causes is an unputdownable record of an extraordinary life, a unique insight into a remarkable profession, and above all a powerful and reassuring testament to lives cut short.