Corpsing (novel)  

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Corpsing (2000) is a novel by Toby Litt.

Plot summary

Conrad is a television producer who, whilst having lunch with his ex-girlfriend Lily, witnesses her murder and is shot himself by an anonymous assailant. The rest of the novel centres around Conrad's attempts to uncover the identity of Lily's killer and to discover the reasons for her murder.

From the acknowledgements

Invaluable in the writing of this book were: Vincent J. M. Di Maio's Gunshot Wounds: Practical aspects of firearms, ballistics and forensic techniques; Ulrich Drews' Color Atlas of Embryology; R. M. H. McMinn, R. T. Hutchings, J. Pegington and P. H. Abrahams' Color Atlas of Human Anatomy; Elisabeth Bronfen's Over Her Dead Body. Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic, Philippe Aries' The Hour of Our Death; and J. G. Ballard's Crash.. Also, the exhibitions Doctor Death: Medicine at the end of life (Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine) and The Quick and the Dead: Artists and anatomy (National Touring Exhibitions).

See also

Ballistic trauma





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