Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt

Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt

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by Todd Harra, Kenneth McKenzie
     
 

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When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.

From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell--and a special way of telling them.

In this macabre and moving compilation,…  See more details below

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When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.

From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell--and a special way of telling them.

In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death's door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape.


Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked--in a wine bottle. And then meet their families--the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck.

If there's one thing undertakers know, it's that death drives people crazy. These are the best "bodies of work" from America's darkest profession.

"Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book." --Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

"As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral."
--Joe R. Lansdale

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806534237
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
166,160
File size:
456 KB

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Mortuary Confidential 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was great to read. Not grisly or disrespectful at all, but humorous, insightful, and often touching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of a kind book! Possibly the best book I ever read! Sad when I finished.
DMomBomb More than 1 year ago
You know the old adage, "what doesn't make you cry, makes you laugh"? The stories in this book are timeless and because they are true they really hit home. I sighed, gasped and laughed so hard through this book. I just couldn't put it down...
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