Joseph Scott Morgan - Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator
Tuesday, July 10th
you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing humans for
so long that you had to shave all the hair off your body in order to
get rid of the smell? Joseph Scott Morgan did. Have you ever lit a
Marlboro from the ignited gas of a bloated dead man's belly?
Joseph Scott Morgan has. Have you ever wept over a dead dog while
not giving a shit about the dead owner laying next him? Morgan did.
Were you named after a murder victim? Joseph Scott Morgan was.
This isn't Hollywood fantasy, it's the true story of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an adult gets further involved in the desperate backdoor sagas of the "New South."
No hot blondes here, just maggots, grief, and the truth about forensics and death investigation.
Joseph Scott Morgan is discussing and signing his book, Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator.
Joseph Scott Morgan became a death investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in suburban New Orleans in 1987, the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country. During the day, Morgan worked in the morgue, and at night investigated for the coroner. In 1992 Morgan became the Senior Investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta. Morgan is now a college professor at North Georgia College and State University, where he teaches a death investigation course based on the national standards which he helped develop. He and his family reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Joseph holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree and is a Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator with "Fellow" status conferred by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.
- Garden District Book Shop
- 2727 Prytania Street
- New Orleans ,
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- United States