POST MORTEM – A MORTICIAN AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
POST MORTEM – MED BEGRAVELSEAGENTEN PÅ ÅSTEDET
By Tor-Håkon Gabriel Håvardsen
EVERYTHING YOU (DON’T) WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DEATH
TOR-HÅKON GABRIEL HÅVARDSEN has retrieved thousands of dead people and safely accompanied them to their final resting place. As a funeral director, he has seen it all, including suspicious deaths that, due to a lack of knowledge and resources, have been classified as natural. Perhaps a murderer or two are still at large somewhere out there?
IN THIS BOOK, Håvardsen provides answers to every question that might come up after watching or reading a true crime. He doesn’t spare one single macabre detail as he takes us to bloody crime scenes, the medical examiner’s table, into the crematorium’s oven, and all the way down into the mysterious grave.
THIS GHOULISH JOURNEY takes us behind the scenes of the job of dealing with death as an employer, it follows a body from rigour mortis to when decay has set in, and shares thoughts on thanatophobia (death anxiety) and the act of leaving life. According to Håvardsen, we are in safe hands but only the one who dies will know the truth.
POST MORTEM IS a book for anyone who feels a simmering hunger to learn more about death, written with a critical eye, empathy, and compassion – but not without shock effects and morbid humour.
WITH CHARM, COMPASSION, and expertise, Håvardsen provides insights into funeral customs and bizarre experiences. He answers questions such as: What signs indicate that someone has been strangled to death? What happens if you die while on vacation in the south? What does a dead person look like after lying in the sea? How do you care for a dead body, and how on earth do you reconstruct a head? Can your ashes be shot into space? What can a corpse tell us? What secrets does it carry? And many more questions you didn’t even know you had.
YOU WILL LAUGH, cry and gulp. This is not a book for the faint-hearted… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Published by Bonnier Norsk, 2023
Czech, Dobrovsky s.r.o & Omega
Norway, Bonnier Norsk