In this sequel to Coroner, Thomas T. Noguchi, the former Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles from 1967 to 1982, delves into some of the history of forensic science as well as a number of the curious or unusual celebrity deaths throughout the years. From the influential Claus von Bulow case to the murder of Dorothy Stratten; from modern-day murder cases to forensic puzzles throughout history, Dr. Noguchi offers his own professional interpretation and expertise in each case.
I have had this book sitting on my downstairs bookshelf for almost five years and have to say that I never even picked it up until Tuesday night. I had brought this book upstairs about a week ago, as I hoped to read it sometime within the next month. I really enjoyed this book and wish I hadn't waited so long to read it. It was really very good and I have put Thomas T. Noguchi's memoir, Coroner, on my Wish List. I give Coroner at Large an A+! and am definitely looking forward to perhaps reading Coroner some time very soon as well.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, "There are lies, damn lies and forensics" and this book proves it. Dr. Noguchi states his opinions on the deaths of everybody from Napoleon to Elvis. An interesting read.
This is about the chief medical examiner of Lose Angeles County who probes the mysteries surrounding the most celebrated criminal cases of our times with startling and disturbing conclusions! Very interesting!!!
Dr Thomas Noguchi form LA Coroner disects famous cases he has been asked about using forensics. Included are Claus Von Bulow, Jean Harris, Jeff Macdonald and Elvis. Interesting reading
Pretty quick read-Dr Noguchi gives his opinion on the deaths of several famous people including Elvis and OJ murders. If you like "Forensic Files" or "Bones", you will enjoy reading this.