Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr.
Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
the stories from her average workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that medical science can diagnose and console long after the heartbeat stops” (The New York Times).
Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist.
The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr.
Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.
While her husband and their toddler held down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives.
Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines Flight 587.
An unvarnished portrait of the daily life of medical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead.
Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer.
His uncle’s lectures haven’t had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle.
Arthur is enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.
She is just about to become a full barrister, a British litigating attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly.
There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything, even his crazed, badly behaved puppy.
Gen’s new boss hasn’t been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways.
She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who’s nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office’s worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family’s earldom.
The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur’s case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on drunk, naked women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party.
Secrets, lies, and a dead guy! Everybody’s got a secret.
Port Merritt’s favorite bad boy, Russell Falco, was a seasoned veteran of secret liaisons.
Char’s on the case and is determined to find the killer .
While the books can be read out of order, starting with book 1 is recommended as some story threads run from book to book.
But after his body washes up on the shore of Merritt Bay, Deputy Coroner and human lie detector, Charmaine Digby, suspects one of those liaisons got Russell killed.
if the killer doesn’t find her first! Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles is book 2 in the award-winning Working Stiffs Mystery series.
The Working Stiffs Mystery series:Trudy, Madly, Deeply (#1)Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles (#2)There’s Something About Marty (#3) You Can’t Go Gnome Again (#4)Dogs, Lies, and Alibis (#5)No Wedding for Old Men (#6).