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Coroner's Journal:  Stalking Death in Louisiana
Coroner's Journal Stalking Death in Louisiana
Author: Louis Cataldie MD
The frank and unvarnished memoir of a life spent stalking death in the Deep South. — Baton Rouge is a little town with big-city problems. Rich with Creole history, colorful locals, and a strong sense of community, it's also the home of Napoleonic codes, stubborn cops, and a sometimes-troubled leadership. Baton Rouge -- which...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399152825
ISBN-10: 0399152822
Publication Date: 3/16/2006
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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Helpful Score: 6
This book, originating from journals kept by Louisiana state coroner Louis Cataldie, is wonderful. Cataldie approaches every body he examines with an open mind and with respect for the deceased. His account of what he saw after Hurricane Katrina is heartbreaking. His writing is extremely honest and forthright. A must-read for anyone who is interested in forensics!
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Helpful Score: 5
Very well written book by the coroner living in Lousianna. He shares twenty plus years of his experiences and also his trials during the weeks after Hurricaine Katrina hits.

Although, it is a bit gory, the way he writes is very respectible. He is a talented writer and throughout the book, his manner reminds you that every single one of the bodies he examines is somebody's Mom, Child, Daughter, Sister, Dad, Brother, Son, Grandmother, whatever, they were somebodys. No matter what circumstances that brought them to the place they are now.

He shares how he is able to determine cause of death, time of death and other things which helps lead the police to suspects and essencially put away criminals, even some serial killers. Really good book. I am thankful that Dr. Cataldie chose to share these stories with us.
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Helpful Score: 4
Well done. Some details in describing the murders but not a lot of clinical jargon that is a pain to plod through. Foreward by Patricia Cornwell.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent forensic journal - great read, makes me want to lock my doors at night and stay in well lit areas.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was fairly interesting. It is about serial killers, deaths due to hurricanes, homicides, suicides, and such. Not a book for the sensitive stomach.
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Very good book. Based on the journal of a coroner from Baton Rouge. There is some blood and gore - but he writes each with respect to the victims and their families. It surprised me how quickly I read through the book. It kept me interested and reading.
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Good book but I was looking for more on Hurrican Katrina. There was only a few chapters about it.


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