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Coroner's Journal: Forensics and the Art of Stalking Death

Authors: Cataldie, Louis
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: TRU002000, SOC004000, LAW041000
ISBN: 9781440679544, Related ISBNs: 0399152822, 0425213552, 1440679541, 9780399152825, 9780425213551
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Louis Cataldie remained in New Orleans in dangerous and often unbearable conditions to attend to the sick, the injured-and the dead. As chief coroner of Baton Rouge, tending to the dead is Cataldie's job. A little town with big-city problems, Baton Rouge means "Red Stick"-and lives up to its bloody name. Cataldie has faced unusual and disturbing cases, from tracking three serial killers on the loose simultaneously while working the scene of a Malvo/ Muhammad Beltway Sniper shooting, to helping apprehend Baton Rouge serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in a controversial case that was featured in an ABC Primetime Live special with Diane Sawyer and Patricia Cornwell.

Cataldie's maverick ways have made him a favorite target of the media, but he offers no apologies, and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Graphic and frank, this is his unique, up-close look at his life spent stalking death in the Deep South.
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