by Thomas T. Noguchi
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Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi

America's most controversial Medical Examiner explores the unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, William Holden, Natalie Wood, John Belushi, and many of his other important cases.

Now, for the first time, Dr. Noguchi recounts his colorful and stormy career, explains his innovative techniques, and reveals the full story behind his most fascinating investigations.

In Coroner, Dr. Noguchi sheds new light on his most controversial cases - controversies that persist even today:

- How did Natalie Wood spend the last terrifying moments of her life?

- Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide or were the drugs that killed her injected into her body by someone else?

- Did Sirhan Sirhan or another gunman fire the bullet that killed Robert Kennedy?

- How could the knives used in the murder of Sharon Tate be identified and traced to the Manson gang if they were never found?

- What were the real circumstances behind the drug-related death of Janis Joplin?

- Were the kidnappers of Patty Hearst victims of police brutality or of their own revolutionary zeal?

- How and why did William Holden die?

- Was John Belushi murdered?

These are just some of the questions answered in this powerful, gutsy book written by the real-life "Quincy" with co-author Joseph DiMona.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671540883
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 08/02/1984

About the Author

Thomas Noguchi was born in Japan and came to the United States in 1952 to complete his residency in pathology at Orange County General Hospital in California. In 1960 he joined the Los Angeles County Coroner's office as Deputy Medical Examiner, and subsequently was appointed Chief Medical Examiner. After he left that post in a storm controversy, his professional colleagues elected him President of the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Joseph DiMona has been called by The New York Times "an example of the successful collaborator whose own name may be as recognizable as the subject's." In addition, to his collaboration with controversial figures such as H.R. Halderman (The Ends of Power) and Dr. Noguchi (Coroner), he has written best-selling novels including Last Man at Arlington and To The Eagle's Nest.

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Coroner 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
rtink More than 1 year ago
This is an easy reading book ti remind you of QUINCY ad Jack Klugman the old TV Show. Great detail on events from our past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a Coroner looks for at a crime scene are things I never thought of and what he finds is a surprise. Even if you know the end result of the crimes he handled, the behind the scene revelations are new and fascinating. Well written in layman language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very interesting and informative. I do recommend it for anyone interested in true crime books. ELR
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It is mildly interesting, but as detailed as I had hoped. The cases seems to be overviews with sampling skirting the details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing very new or earthshaking.