Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt

Todd Harra

When the casket reached front of the sanctuary, there has been a noisy cracking sound because the backside fell out. And with a thump, down got here Father Iggy.

From shoot-outs at funerals to useless males screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have lots of strange tales to tell--and a distinct approach of telling them.

In this macabre and relocating compilation, funeral administrators around the state proportion their so much embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant tales approximately lifestyles at death's door. detect what scares them and what strikes them to tears. know about rookie errors and why loss of life occasionally demands duct tape.

Enjoy stories of the dearly departed spending eternity bare from the waist down and getting bottled and corked--in a wine bottle. after which meet their families--the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and those who convey their useless mom in a pickup truck.

If there is something undertakers be aware of, it is that demise drives humans loopy. those are the simplest "bodies of labor" from America's darkest occupation.

"Sick, humorous, and impressive! i admire this book." --Jonathan Maberry, a number of Bram Stoker Award-winning writer of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

"As unpredictable and energetic as a host of drunks at a brand new Orleans funeral."
--Joe R. Lansdale

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