Unnatural Causes (Paperback)
  • Unnatural Causes (Paperback)
zoom

Unnatural Causes (Paperback)

(author)
£10.99
Paperback 464 Pages
Published: 18/04/2019
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

As engrossing as any fictional whodunit, this uniquely powerful account of the life of a forensic pathologist puts the mystery of unexplained death front and centre. Through notorious and neglected cases that he has worked on, Shepherd reveals the methods of his trade, the emotional toll of his work and the crucial importance of his calling.

The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak

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?

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.

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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405923538
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Unnatural Causes gives a sense of the toll that dealing with so many dead bodies takes. It's a very human book that looks at the cases he has been involved with, from the Hungerford massacre to the murder of Stephen Lawrence - The Times (Books of the Year, 2018)

An unputdownable record of an extraordinary life - 100 sizzling summer books, Daily Mail

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

Fabulous . . . The UK's top pathologist investigating high-profile deaths such as that of Diana, Princess of Wales - The Sunday Post

Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel - Guardian

Insightful, candid and compassionate - Observer

Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing - Richard and Judy, Daily Express

Heart-wrenchingly honest - Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains

Darkly fascinating - Daily Mirror

A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating - Nigella Lawson

Partly an autobiography, but also a love letter to pathology. It's dignified and graceful and painfully honest about the human and emotional cost of so much time with the dead. Insightful, moving and mesmerising - Marylebone Journal

This book holds within its pages the story of a life told with honesty, and this is partly why it is such a pleasure to read. A fascinating autobiography. Unputdownable. - Live Ribble Valley

A unique insight into a remarkable profession - The Times

His experiences, from morgue to court, are sometimes gruesome, always gripping - Sunday Mirror

The true crime book of the year; a thoughtful, revealing, chilling and bizarre record of an extraordinary life and profession - Visit Norwich

He recounts experiences in a gripping memoir that melds the personal and professional - The People

Must Read - Daily Mail

A brilliantly written and compelling account of a medical detective who has worked on many appalling crimes and human tragedies - Woman's Weekly

Must read - Daily Mail

Medical science books are rarely as gripping as Unnatural Causes. It's grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice. - Evening Standard

You may also be interested in...

This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
When Breath Becomes Air
Added to basket
Being Mortal
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Do No Harm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
War Doctor
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Breathtaking
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Seven Ages of Death
Added to basket
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
Dear Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
In the Wars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Into the Abyss
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Courage to Care
Added to basket
Hard Pushed
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Unseen Body
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Intensive Care
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Knife’s Edge
Added to basket
Breaking & Mending
Added to basket
Duty of Care
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

“Intresting reading”

There are not many times in my life I have been speechless but this book just WOW !!! what can I say what an incredible read. Richard Shepherd has achieved so much in his life and his passion is shown on every page I... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 82

“Totally fascinating”

I couldn’t put this book down, what a fascinating man with remarkable stories to tell.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 71

“Real eye opener to an often private world.”

Before this book i had a very faint and naive idea of what pathologists do and how important there skills are. After reading i have a better appreciation for their courage, skill and determination for the truth at all... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 64

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: