Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476727264
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Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases -- hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex -- that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding 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. The body never lies -- and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781476727257
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe her experiences as a student and doctor throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476727271
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Fun…and full of smart science. 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. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. 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. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...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).

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393069192
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Release: 2004-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Tori Carrington
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0765356791
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Release: 2010-03-02
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sofie Metropolis hires her questionably motivated cousin to help with her private detective business and struggles with her feelings for two men while investigating the disappearance of a body from her aunt's funeral home.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Rachel Caine
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101517581
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Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...

Deep Enough

Deep Enough
Author: Frank A. Crampton
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781839740404
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Release: 2019-11-22
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deep Enough, first published in 1956, is the adventure-filled autobiography of Frank Crampton in the mines, mining camps, and frontier towns of the American wild west in the early 1900s. At age 16, Crampton ran away from home, traveling west aboard freight trains in the company of hobos and 'bindle stiffs.' A fast learner, Crampton mastered hard-rock mining skills, and went on to work in most of the important western mining camps in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada. From mine-hand, Crampton moved on to work as an assayer, surveyor, and eventually became known as one of the West’s best mining engineers. Included are 32 pages of photographs from the author's collection.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Author: J. R. Verlin
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1548233242
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SELLING SEX ON CAMERA isn't for everyone, but for a select few, it's a calling. Following his libido all the way to sunny Los Angeles, a recent college dropout becomes entangled in a web of porn, drugs, and a revolving door of lovers. With each passing scene he finds himself drawn deeper into the torrid underbelly of adult entertainment, tempted by sex and the prospects of fame. Success is closer than ever but so is the breaking point. Between the Sheets is the naked truth about life in porn: compellingly normal, irresistibly weird.

A Working Stiff s Manifesto

A Working Stiff s Manifesto
Author: Iain Levison
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781569472804
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Release: 2002
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, a college graduate with a "restrictive" English degree, recounts his job search woes after having forty-two jobs in the past ten years, as everything from a fish cutter to a film set assistant.

First Cut

First Cut
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488054389
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of January 2020 “Scalpel sharp.”—Kathy Reichs A young rookie medical examiner. A suspicious case. An underworld plot only she saw coming. From the New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff For San Francisco’s newest medical examiner, Dr. Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when an opioid-overdose case contains hints of something more sinister. Jessie’s superiors urge her to close the case, but as more bodies land on her autopsy table, she uncovers a constellation of deaths that point to an elaborate plot involving drug dealers and Bitcoin brokers. Drawing on her real-life experiences as a forensics expert, Judy Melinek teams up with husband T.J. Mitchell to deliver the most exhilarating mystery of the year. Autopsy means “see for yourself,” and Jessie Teska won’t stop until she has seen it all—even if it means that the next corpse on the table could be her own.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Grant Stoddard
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781448133598
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grant Stoddard left Britain for the States with the clothes on his back, a fascination with all things American, and a burning hope for something bigger. But with no steady job, no money, and no girlfriend, the starry-eyed young Englishman's excitement was shrinking fast. Then fate in the guise of an X-rated online contest intervened. Winning first prize -- sexual intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist -- changed everything. With a shot of much needed confidence, the sensitive lad emerged as the mascot of Nerve.com, a gonzo sex columnist who would begrudgingly try any and every lurid thing his co-workers devised. From offering himself up as man-bait at a notoriously hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy with a blue-blooded date, Stoddard went where few men dare and lived to tell the tale. With a self-deprecating style and wonderful appreciation of the absurd, Working Stiff is a unique coming-of-age story from a very funny and irreverent new writer.

The Italian Wife

The Italian Wife
Author: Kate Furnivall
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780698196339
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set in Mussolini’s Italy. Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country’s Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her forget about the pain she’s felt since her husband was murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome. But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her, asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes later, to Isabella’s horror, the woman leaps to her death from that very clock tower. There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il Duce, he is expected to show his nation in the most flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a dangerous mistake.

The Killer of Little Shepherds

The Killer of Little Shepherds
Author: Douglas P. Starr
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780307279088
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Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Edgar Award nominee documents the killing spree of Joseph Vacher on the French countryside at the end of the 19th century, tracing the contributions of prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne to the science of forensics in their shared effort to capture and bring Vacher to justice. Reprint.

Stiff Penalty

Stiff Penalty
Author: Annelise Ryan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781617734090
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Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing's certain, she'd better start figuring things out fast, or a deadly perpetrator could be subtracting two more victims from the population of Sorenson, Wisconsin. . .

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780758261205
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley. . . From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie's in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate--yet determined--killer. . . Praise for Annelise Ryan and Working Stiff "Sassy, sexy, and suspenseful, Annelise Ryan knocks 'em dead in her wry and original Working Stiff." --Carolyn Hart, author of Dare to Die "Make way for Mattie Winston, the funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise "Ryan brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut." --Publishers Weekly

Stiff Drink

Stiff Drink
Author: Blair Babylon
Pages: 400
ISBN:
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Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Malachite Publishing LLC
Language: en

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Aftershock

Aftershock
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488075865
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Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an earthquake strikes San Francisco, forensics expert Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet in this explosive new mystery from the New York Times bestselling duo There’s a body crushed under a load of pipes on a San Francisco construction site, and medical examiner Dr. Jessie Teska is on call. So it’s her job to figure out who it is—and her headache when the autopsy reveals that the death is a homicide staged as an accident. Jessie is hot on the murderer’s trail, then an earthquake sends her and her whole city reeling. When the dust clears, her case has fallen apart and an innocent man is being framed. Jessie knows she’s the only one who can prove it, and she races to piece together the truth—before it gets buried and brings her down in the rubble. With Melinek and Mitchell’s trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humor, this rollicking new installment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series will shake you up and leave you rattled.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs  She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
Author: Paul Carter
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781741146981
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Release: 2006-05-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

The Education of a Coroner

The Education of a Coroner
Author: John Bateson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501168222
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the vein of Dr. Judy Melinek’s Working Stiff, an account of the hair-raising and heartbreaking cases handled by the coroner of Marin County, California throughout his four decades on the job—from high-profile deaths to serial killers, to Golden Gate Bridge suicides. Marin County, California is a study in contradictions. Its natural beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year, yet the county also is home to San Quentin Prison, one of the oldest and largest penitentiaries in the country. Marin ranks in the top one percent of counties nationwide in terms of affluence and overall health, yet it is far above the norm in drug overdoses and alcoholism, and comprises a large percentage of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge. Ken Holmes worked in the Marin County Coroner’s Office for thirty-six years, starting as a death investigator and ending as the three-term, elected coroner. As he grew into the job—which is different from what is depicted on television—Holmes learned a variety of skills, from finding hidden clues at death scenes, interviewing witnesses effectively, managing bystanders and reporters, preparing testimony for court to notifying families of a death with sensitivity and compassion. He also learned about different kinds of firearms, all types of drugs—prescription and illegal—and about certain unexpected and potentially fatal phenomena such as autoeroticism. Complete with poignant anecdotes, The Education of a Coroner provides a firsthand and fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a public servant whose work is dark and mysterious yet necessary for society to function.

The Rich Girl

The Rich Girl
Author: R.L. Stine
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781439120378
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Release: 2008-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... Emma and her best friend Sydney always share their secrets. And now they have a big one: They found a duffel bag filled with cash and swore never to tell anyone. But Sydney broke her promise -- she told her boyfriend, Jason. Now Emma is terrified. She doesn't trust Jason. She knows he would do anything to get the money for himself. Even if it means killing someone who gets in his way...