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!
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.
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.
Excellent forensic journal - great read, makes me want to lock my doors at night and stay in well lit areas.
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.
Great book about a Coroner in Louisiana. Discusses many of his cases, including the Hurricane Katrina aftermath.
As mentioned on the cover, "not for the faint of heart". A factual, easy to understand journal by the coroner who tackled the Katrina aftermath and many other cases in Louisiana. Could not put it down.
Written by the coroner in Baton Rouge, LA.. Dr Cataldie discusses his work on a number of cases, including serial killers.
Good book but I was looking for more on Hurrican Katrina. There was only a few chapters about it.
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.
Great book, especially since I am also lived for years in the areas of which he speaks.