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When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy.

From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell--and a special way of telling them.

In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death's door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape.

Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked--in a wine bottle. And then meet their families--the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck.

If there's one thing undertakers know, it's that death drives people crazy. These are the best "bodies of work" from America's darkest profession.

"Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book." --Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

"As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral." --Joe R. Lansdale

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Mortuary Confidential
December 16th, 2014
A caring, compassionate and comedic view of undertaker's tales. Strongly recommend. Not graphic except for traces in some stories.
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Mortuary confidential
December 11th, 2014
Great read!!!!! Really enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-( :-) :-(
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Mortuary confidential
November 10th, 2014
Some very moving stories. Just what you need to realise we only get one shot at life and to make the most of it and enjoy it because you never know when life will end
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Mortuary Confidential
February 27th, 2014
Loved this book but wished it would have gone a bit deeper into the industry. I worked in the industry for 5 years and have had many tales to share. Anyone reading this book does not have to worry about getting nightmares as the stories are fairly light. A very easy read.
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