Skeletons in the Closet by Tobin T. Buhk
Stories from the County Morgue

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A mother calls 911 because her child, despite a fetal monitor, stopped breathing. She didn’t know it, but the fetal monitor her doctor prescribed had a memory chip. Would the monitor’s memory chip preserve evidence of a tragic accident or a murder?

A young couple’s marriage is crumbling, but they decide to take one last family trip. She will never return home. A pool of blood suggests she died from injuries caused by an accidental fall from a boat dock. So how did she wind up face down in the lake?

For more than two decades, Dr. Stephen D. Cohle has been solving vexing forensic mysteries as the medical examiner for Kent County, Michigan. As a whole, the cases he considers represent a cross-section of crime in mid-America, often committed by a macabre cast of characters: "Jekyll and Hyde" alcoholics who turned homicidal; killers who resorted to the most bizarre methods in concealing their crimes; and the rarest species in the zoo of criminology, a two-woman team of serial killers.

Based on his work with Dr. Cohle, true-crime writer Tobin T. Buhk recounts twenty-one riveting, real-life stories, each with a unique forensic twist. Offering a glimpse into the strange sights, sounds, and smells of the county morgue, these tales of intrigue, deception, and murder will fascinate true-crime buffs, fans of CSI, and readers of mystery and detective stories.
 

About Tobin T. Buhk

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Tobin T. Buhk is a freelance writer who lives in Jenison, Michigan, and is coauthor with Stephen D. Cohle of Skeletons in the Closet: Tales from the County Morgue (978-1-59102-603-7) and Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner (978-1-59102-447-7).
 
Published March 18, 2008 by Prometheus Books. 408 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The book’s narrative arc is nonexistent, its prose amateurish to the point of distraction: On the rare occasions when a story gains some momentum, readers are stopped cold by such inept sentences as, “Earlier that night Margaret Gillis heard the commencement of a homicide”;

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Offering a glimpse into strange sights, sounds, and smells of the county morgue, these tales of intrigue, deception, and murder will fascinate true-crime buffs, fans of CSI, and readers of mystery and detective stories.

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