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  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:212
  • eBook ISBN:9781631922749

After Life

True Tales of the Restless Dead

by J. Pednaud

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To “rest in peace” is a very rare thing. Often, that concept is little more than wishful thinking. Death means the end of life, but it is not the end of adventure. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Death opens up a whole new world of crazy escapades and extreme exploits – all encountered without the worry of death or injury.
After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead unearths and presents fantastic postmortem adventures undertaken by various cadavers, and also chronicles numerous misfortunes that have befallen the dead. From the beginnings of the “death trade”—digging into the profits made from mummy commerce, and the use of body parts for medicine (which continues to this day—though in different ways)—to accounts of posthumous executions, as well as sordid stories of crazed collectors, and even cases of celebrity cadavers stolen and held for ransom, After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead uncovers all of these true tales, and more. The dead are passive passengers in these bizarre journeys, so why can’t the living let the dead rest in peace? Author J. Pednaud’s After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead is filled with oddly riveting accounts of unusual posthumous episodes, as well as earnest observations on mankind’s fascination with death. Pednaud somehow presents the world of the dead with both facts and humour strong enough to keep us turning the page, even if we find ourselves doing it with our hands over our eyes.
About the author
Author, researcher and an expert of the bizarre, J. Tithonus Pednaud has been chronicling unusual historical events and highlighting the lives of exceeding unusual individuals for over a decade. As the author and researcher behind the popular human oddities website thehumanmarvels.com, his research has been featured in numerous print publications as well as other media outlets.