Beyond the tape : the life and many deaths of a state pathologist / Dr. Marie Cassidy.
By: Cassidy, Marie.Publisher: Dublin : Hachette Books Ireland, 2021Description: ix, 422 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781529352603.Subject(s): Cassidy, Marie | Pathologists -- Ireland -- BiographyDDC classification: 920
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Pre-morten -- 1. Beginning -- 2. A lesson in death -- 3. Death scene -- 4. Identification -- 5. Mortuary -- 6. What happened -- 7. Murder most foul -- 8. Courts and inquests -- 9. The 'Ologists -- 10. The other side of the tape.
In 1997, Dr Marie Cassidy flew to Dublin to discuss a possible deputy state pathologist post. On arrival, she was whisked by police escort to a Grangegorman murder scene. There was no turning back. Marie became Ireland's State Pathologist from 2004 until 2018, her image synonymous with breaking news of high-profile cases - a trusted figure in turbulent times. In her bestselling memoir, Marie shares her remarkable personal juorney from working-class Scotland into the world of forensic pathology, describing with scalpel-like precision the intricate processes central to solving modern crime. She recounts her work on both high-profile and lesser-known cases from her long career, outlining the subtle methods by which pathology and the justice system meet. Beyond the tape is a unique behind-the-scenes journey into the mysteries of unexplained and sudden death - by turns poignant, stark and deeply compelling.