Unnatural Death

Unnatural Death
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2023-07-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9791041807529

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Unnatural Death, published in 1927, is the third novel written by Dorothy L. Sayers featuring her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey. The story begins with a conversation in a restaurant between Wimsey, his friend Detective Inspector Charles Parker, and a doctor who tells them about a situation he was involved in: an elderly lady, suffering from a slow-acting cancer, died suddenly and unexpectedly with no obvious immediate cause of death. She died intestate, but her great-niece, with whom she was living, was set to inherit the considerable estate. Suspecting something wrong, the doctor demanded an autopsy, which showed nothing unusual, but stirred up such local animosity that the he was forced to abandon his practice. Wimsey, sensing a mystery, decides to investigate—but his investigation triggers a series of deadly events. One of the delights of the book is the introduction of a new character in Miss Alexandra Climpson, a middle-aged spinster whom Wimsey employs as an investigative agent, and whose effusive reports of the gossip she picks up in the town are very amusing. Unnatural Death is notable for its inclusion of one clearly lesbian character—a decision unusual in detective fiction at the time—and the very sympathetic treatment by Wimsey of a black character (though offensively racist terms for him are used by others in the book). An adaptation of the book was made for BBC radio in 1975.

The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King

The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King
Author: Rebecca Frost
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2022-03-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781793646224

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The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King: Murder, Sickness, and Plots examines the function of death in over thirty of King’s works to parse out the ways the Master of Horror plays with the idea of death and approaches it from multiple angles.

Unnatural Death

Unnatural Death
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781453258866

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When a terminally ill woman dies much earlier than expected, Lord Peter Wimsey suspects murder: “First-rate detection” (The Cincinnati Enquirer). Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, she accused lawyers, nurses, and doctors of trying to kill her and snatch her fortune. The town physician, an expert in cancer, gives her six months to live. Only three days later, she is dead. Though the autopsy reveals nothing surprising, the doctor suspects that Agatha’s niece had some hand in the old woman’s death. When Lord Peter Wimsey, the dashing gentleman detective, looks into the matter, he finds that death stalks all those who might testify. How can he continue his investigation when every question marks another innocent for murder? Unnatural Death is the 3rd book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Unnatural Death

Unnatural Death
Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2018
Genre: England
ISBN: 1444837524

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Miss Agatha Dawson, an elderly spinster suffering from cancer, passes away in her bed. Her GP, surprised by the suddenness of her death and unsatisfied as to its cause, orders and performs a post-mortem - which reveals no sign of foul play. But a scandal arises nonetheless. The locals, seeing the doctor's actions as tantamount to accusing Miss Dawson's niece and nurse of murder, ostracise him to the point where he sells his practice and leaves... Lord Peter Wimsey, upon hearing the tale, is intrigued, and mounts his own investigation. Then one of the old woman's maids turns up dead...

Unnatural Deaths in the U S S R

Unnatural Deaths in the U S S R
Author: Iosif G. Dyadkin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-11-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781351300636

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This astonishing and sobering account of government- and war-induced civilian deaths in the Soviet Union calculates that Soviet loss of life between 1928 and 1954 was far higher than Western ex-perts have ever believed. Applying mathematical techniques to Soviet demographic statistics, Dyadkin shows that Stalinist repres-sion and World War II must have taken the lives of between 43 and 52 million Soviet citizens. In the first period, 1929-36, one of collectivization, Stalin control-led and eliminated classes; during the Great Purge of 1937-38, mil-lions of Communist party members and bureaucrats were executed, and then the purge extended into the Red Army. Dyadkin shows that World War II took close to 30 million lives and that during 1950-53 another 450,000 died in prison camps.

Investigation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Investigation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Author: Marta C. Cohen,Irene B. Scheimberg,J. Bruce Beckwith,Fern R. Hauck
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2019-06-13
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781108185981

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A scientifically rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, for practitioners, researchers and families alike.

Lewis and Buchan Clinical Negligence A Practical Guide

Lewis and Buchan  Clinical Negligence     A Practical Guide
Author: Andrew Buchan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 947
Release: 2019-10-25
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781526505354

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Professional negligence cases are a minefield and clinical negligence cases are no exception. Providing invaluable advice from the leading experts in the field for each stage in a claim for clinical negligence. Full analysis of the relevant governing procedures and principles is provided, plus issues of funding and costs, including complaints procedures and procedures in the Court of Protection, as well as the interplay with human rights and the role of expert witnesses. The Eighth Edition ensures that practitioners maintain a progressive edge by providing useful precedents such as the latest model directions, instructions for experts and draft agendas for experts. It contains a new chapter on product liability and a separate Welsh chapter. It also includes coverage of the more than 250 reported cases concerning clinical negligence since the last edition. This includes: 2 in the Supreme Court 36 in the Court of Appeal - Civil Division 226 in the Queen's Bench Division 20+ in the county courts These cases cover a wide range of subjects from causation and breach of duty through to specifics relating to life expectancy and wrongful birth. An invaluable resource for all those involved in clinical negligence cases including personal injury and medical law solicitors, barristers and the judiciary. Medical doctors and legal advisors in NHS trusts will also find this a helpful guide. “This is a first class book, which provides a scholarly account of clinical negligence law”. Journal of Professional Negligence (Review of a previous edition)

The Social Organisation of Death

The Social Organisation of Death
Author: Lindsay Prior
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1989-05-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781349199181

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A study of the way in which death is socially organized in the city of Belfast. It analyzes the responses to 415 deaths registered here in 1981, tracing the social, medical, legal, religious and political responses made to those deaths from the time death was pronounced to the time of disposal.