In 1985, Peter Everett became Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he’d gone from lowly assistant to running the UK’s busiest murder morgue. He couldn’t believe his luck.
What he didn’t know was that Southwark, operating in near-Victorian conditions, was a hotbed of corruption. Attendants stole from the dead, funeral homes paid bribes, and there was a lively trade in stolen body parts and recycled coffins.
Set in the fascinating pre-DNA and psychological profiling years of 1985-87, this memoir tells a gripping and gruesome tale, with a unique insight into a world of death, murder, corruption and organised crime most of us don’t ever see.
Peter led a team of pathologists, oversaw post mortems and worked alongside Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to solve many chilling cases, including that of the serial killer known as the Stockwell Strangler.
Join Peter for this thrilling account of murder and corruption in the mid-1980s.