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From the PublisherPatricia Cornwell If you've ever wanted to explore the mind of a brilliant chief medical examiner and wander through the secret rooms of the morgue with their gleaming stainless steel tables and tragic tales of naked truth, this is your chance. Dr. Baden is honest, relentless — simply one of the best!
Ann Rule author of And Never Let Her Go and The Stranger Beside Me Few readers know what a medical examiner's world is really like. Now they will. The secrets of the dead and the way Dr. Baden discovers them taught me so much that I never knew — even after decades as a true crime writer. Dead Reckoning is like no other book you've ever read. Intensely readable! Marvelous!
Jeffrey Toobin author of Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election Yuck! Gross! But, especially, gee whiz! Michael Baden can make dead bodies say more than most talk-show guests. Dead Reckoning is a completely fascinating study of modern pathology, and Baden-on-autopsies never fails to astonish, educate, and (I swear) entertain.
Kathy Reichs author of Deadly Decisions Candid as a Y-incision. Dead Reckoning describes forensic science in vivid, living color.
William Kennedy Marion Roach and Michael Baden have written a genuinely fascinating and entertaining book of tales that reveal just how garrulous the dead really are. This is the most fun you'll ever have in the morgue.
Tracy Kidder This book is about the work of one of our era's foremost forensic pathologists. It is a fascinating window into the world of the medical detective.
Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S. author of Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques (3rd edition) Dead Reckoning is a must-read for anyone who has a passionate enthusiasm for forensic science and its application to the investigative process. A captivating read.