Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe [NOOK Book]

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“Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe” presents a powerful new account of the official Coroner's investigation into Marilyn Monroe’s death. Written by former Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Lionel Grandison, who was assigned Marilyn’s case in 1962 and signed her death certificate, this explosive new book chronicles his shocking true-life experience with her case. The story provides an unprecedented inside look at the massive cover-up Grandison witnessed and how the official Coroner's investigation was sabotaged to hide the
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Overview

“Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe” presents a powerful new account of the official Coroner's investigation into Marilyn Monroe’s death. Written by former Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Lionel Grandison, who was assigned Marilyn’s case in 1962 and signed her death certificate, this explosive new book chronicles his shocking true-life experience with her case. The story provides an unprecedented inside look at the massive cover-up Grandison witnessed and how the official Coroner's investigation was sabotaged to hide the truth about Marilyn Monroe's death.

Grandison’s knowledge of the Monroe case spans 50 years, with him being one of the last remaining public officials directly involved in the original investigation. At only 22 years of age, he was thrust into this intricate conspiracy plot, forced to sign Marilyn's death certificate and set-up to pay a huge price because of it.

Never has Marilyn’s story been told through the eyes of somebody who actually participated in the official investigation. The book reveals Grandison’s personal and professional relationships with key people involved in the case including his former boss, Los Angeles County Chief Medical Examiner Theodore Curphey, and Dr. Thomas Noguchi who performed Marilyn’s autopsy.

His compelling story offers stunning new information about what transpired at the Coroner’s office and how this mammoth cover-up unfolded. Grandison clarifies many misconceptions about this complex case and provides incredible details about the inner-workings of the Los Angeles County Coroner in 1962. His insight into Marilyn Monroe’s death is riveting. The book includes stunning new information about her autopsy, original toxicology reports and Grandison's discovery of Marilyn's secret diary, which the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office had in its possession.

Lionel Grandison was the last public official to see Marilyn’s secret diary, which arrived with her personal property. The diary depicted a high stakes secret life being lived by Marilyn and her knowledge of sensitive government issues, which may have gotten her killed. In his book, Grandison reveals the explosive contents of Marilyn's diary, which includes Marilyn’s chilling involvement with the Kennedys, FBI, CIA and Mafia members.

“Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe” describes a shocking chain-of-events leading up to Marilyn's death and how the cover-up began from the moment she died. The book exposes the complex web of deceit surrounding Marilyn’s case, which now has been untangled by Grandison's experiential knowledge and years of investigative work.

The book provides an in-depth analysis of how the Coroner’s Office, L.A. Police Department and District Attorney played key roles in the cover up surrounding Marilyn’s death. It was Grandison’s allegations of improprieties by the Los Angeles County Coroner led to a District Attorney’s Inquiry into Monroe’s death in 1982. His book exposes the shortcomings of that investigation and how D.A. investigators never tried to uncover the truth. “

The information is mind-boggling and connects the dots where many journalists have failed. Readers will discover a side of Marilyn Monroe they never imagined, while gaining a true understanding of her complicated life and what most likely caused her death.
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Editorial Reviews

Globe Newspapers - John Blosser
Former Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Lionel Grandison rips the lid off this chilling 50-year cover-up. His bombshell new evidence proves legendary movie siren Marilyn Monroe did not kill herself with an overdose of sleeping pills as her death certificate states - but was really murdered. Grandison, co-author of the recently released Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe provides shattering evidence that Marilyn was killed and the facts were covered-up.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015022964
  • Publisher: BAIT-CAL
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 197,944
  • File size: 189 KB

Meet the Author

Samir Muqaddin, formerly known as Lionel Grandison, is the former deputy coroner who investigated Marilyn Monroe's case and signed her death certificate. Grandison was the youngest African American ever to be employed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office in 1962 and has been a central figure in the Marilyn Monroe mystery for more than 50 years. Grandison has been the subject of numerous news articles and television specials including "In Seach Of" with Leonard Nemoy and "The Marilyn Files" with Bill Bixby. It was his official allegations of a cover-up and request for a grand jury investigation that led to a historic 1982 District Attorney's Inquiry into Marilyn Monroe's death. Grandison was the key witness during that probe. In 2010, he completed an unpublished memoir of his investigation and experiences with the Marilyn Monroe case.

Lionel Grandison Jr. has been a producer and journalist for more than twenty years. His work has been seen on numerous media sources, both nationally and internationally. In 2010, Grandison Jr. endeavored to write a book with his father about the former deputy coroner's incredible experience, after reading his private memoirs. Although Grandison Jr. had grown up hearing about these stories and witnessed much of their aftermath, the memoirs provided him an inspiring new perspective about the Marilyn Monroe case and the price his father paid for trying to expose the truth. Understanding the importance of this story, he convinced his father to help create a published work based on his memoirs. Lionel and Samir would spend nearly three years completing their book, "Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe", the only book ever written by a Los Angeles County official, who participated in the death investigation.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Fascinating read! I couldn't put it down!

    Thank you Samir, for such an intriguing book! One of the best insider looks at what went on behind the scenes. In everything I have read on Marilyn this is one of my favorites. I never doubted the cover-up but after reading this book and all the details I am proud of the author for doing right by Marilyn. She was more intelligent than she was credited for and used by those she trusted. She was a strong woman who simply wanted love, who wanted to twinkle among the stars. Some may question the politics of the story and wonder, could this have really happened? The answer is a resounding yes. 12 years in law enforcement and I have seen first hand the politics and the abuse of power. It's not just LA. It's everywhere. It's a lot, but not all. There are still those of us who believe laws are laws. There will always be those who choose their professions because they truly want to help and likewise there will, sadly, also always be those who want to help THEMSELVES. I'd like to think that before I die, the truth will be proven and her cause of death will be changed but I won't hold my breath. The tragedy of Marilyn's death touched many lives, but touched our writer in a way you cannot imagine.... and he searched for truth regardless. Thank you for sharing your memoirs with the readers Samir. Your very last page was the most touching and may you always twinkle alongside Marilyn....

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Fascinating Facts

    I have read many, many books on Marilyn. This by far is the most fact fascinating one. If you believe his facts, this tragic tale does indeed point to a cover up. We will probably never know what truly happened the night Marilyn died. Makes for excellent reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Don't miss this one if your a Marilyn fan!

    This book is a great read. It is taken from memories of the corner who did the autopsy & what he & his family endured after.

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