A “marvelously macabre” (Kirkus Reviews) history of the bizarre afterlives of corpses of the celebrated and notorious dead. For some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer’s office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs, and nether regions have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse. Einstein’s brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy—which they drank. From Alexander the Great to Elvis Presley, and from Beethoven to Dorothy Parker, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward death.
Mrs. Murphy thinks the new man in town is the cat's meow.... Maybe she should think again. Small towns don't take kindly to strangers--unless the stranger happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous and seemingly unattached male. When Blair Bainbridge comes to Crozet, Virginia, the local matchmakers lose no time in declaring him perfect for their newly divorced postmistress, Marry Minor "Harry Haristeen." Even Harry's tiger cat, Ms. Murphy, and her Welsh Corgi, Tee Tucker, believe he smells A-okay. Could his one little imperfection be that he's a killer? Blair becomes the most likely suspect when the pieces of a dismembered corpse begin tuming up around Crozet. No one knows who the dead man is, but when a grisly clue makes a spectacular appearance in the middle of the fall festivities, more than an early winter snow begins chilling the blood of Crozet's very best people. That's when Ms. Murphy, her friend Tucker, and her human companion Harry begin to sort throughout the clues . . . only to find themselves a whisker away from becoming the killer's next victims. From the Paperback edition.
Nigeria : Police Torture and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Detention of persons
Recommendations. -- Methods. -- Background: attitudes towards policing. History of policing in pre-colonial and colonial Nigeria -- Structure and organization of the Nigerian police force. -- Deaths in police custody. -- Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Types of torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment -- Who is targeted: Arrest of friends or relatives of a suspect. Torture and ill-treatment of members of self-determination groups. -- The purpose -- The perpetrators --The location -- The right to freedom from torture. -- Rape by the police. -- Abusive conditions of detention and denial of medical treatment. -- Lack of due process of law. Acceptance of forced confessions -- Failure to be informed of grounds for arrest -- Absence of legal representation -- Prolonged pre-trial detention. -- Obstacles to redress. Criminal investigations and prosecutions -- Police Complaints Burea -- The 'Orderly Room Trial' -- The Police Service Commission -- National Human Rights Commission -- Inquests and autopsies -- Societal attitudes to torture and police abuses. -- Police Reform. Review of the Police Act -- Donor governments' support for police reform. -- Conclusion. -- Acknowledgements.
In this book the process of death, dying and bereavement is discussed in full. Topics related to death (such as suicide, accidents, natural death, the undead, different funeral formats and the aftermath) is also explored in designated chapters. What sets this book apart from others on the topic, is the inclusion of MINISTRY TO THE UNDEAD.
When a popular eighteen-year-old girl is murdered, it devastates residents of the tight-knit communities surrounding New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. But when the jury sets the accused man free, it shakes people to their very core. Detective Colby Jarvis blames himself-the witnesses were ineffective; his testimony was weak, the clues inadequate. The next morning, jigsaw puzzles begin arriving in mailboxes belonging to people related to the trial. Twelve hours later, the deaths begin, and Jarvis promises to bring the murderer to justice. Angie tries to help Jarvis through his troubles, but she's mired in her own set of problems. Her partner Tyson has just been offered his lifelong dream-a role in a Broadway show. Angie faces running the theater on her own, perhaps forever. But that's not the worst of it: her clingy mom is back in town, and she's brought her a boy-toy-a twenty-something surfer from LA-who decides that he too wants to be a detective.