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Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries During the London Blitz

 
 
Author
Molly Lefebure.
Publisher Grand Central  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781455576067
Pages/Publication Date 273/2014
Daedalus Item Code 54291
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Originally published in 1955 as Evidence for the Crown, this grisly yet disarmingly witty memoir traces Molly Lefebure's career as the secretary to Keith Simpson, one of London's foremost forensic pathologists during the war years. Capable and curious, in a field known only to men at the time, "Miss Molly of the morgue" quickly became indispensable to Simpson, accompanying him from gruesome crime scenes to somber lab tables as he investigated cases of accident, murder, and suicide for Scotland Yard. Her memoir is the inspiration for the Masterpiece Mystery! presentation of the same name.

"She is such a wonderful, arch, thinking, intelligent guide to this strange underworld that you don't want Lefebure's wonderful tales to end.... [She] has bequeathed us a book which teaches so much about death—taking away much of the worst kind of fear and mystery around it, while reminding us that so much about it remains necessarily unknowable. It's a lesson imparted with the best kind of wry smile."—Daily Beast

 
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