Murder on the Home Front Author:Molly Lefebure Murder on the Home Front is Molly Lefebure's fascinating memoir of her time as pathologist Keith Simpson's secretary from 1940-1945. Dealing with anything from ten to twenty-eight bodies in a day, Miss Lefebure took her portable typewriter--and strong stomach--into the autopsy room to transcribe Simpson's notes as the corpses yielded upo their ... more »secrets.
With Simpson, she investigated murders, suicides, manslaughters, infanticides, accidents and criminal abortions on a never-ending exploration of London--from the filthy courtyards and tenements of Limehouse and Bethnal Green to the plushy affluence of the West End. Journeying into the country, she examined corpses in copses and cottages, among cabbages and on cricket pitches--each body with its own tale to tell.
Presenting a series of vividly described cases and colourful portraits of murderers, mortuary attendants and policemen, the books is occasionally shocking, always charming inside account of scientific detection in wartime Britain.« less