Dead Men Tell Tales: The Memoir of a Police Surgeon


Dr B. Umadathan


Harper Collins India

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Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2021


ISBN-10 9354224296

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 364 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21 X 14.5 X 2.5
Weight (grms) 268


Can the dead tell their stories? In the hands of a good forensic surgeon, they certainly will. This is the riveting memoir of Kerala's most famous forensic surgeon, Dr B.Umadathan.Popularly known as the 'Sherlock Holmes of Kerala', Dr Umadathan revisits some of his strangest and most interesting cases, such as the Chackomurder, the death of the Malayali actor Miss Kumari, and the Panoor Soman case.First published in 2010, Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal has been a Malayalam bestseller. Chilling, shocking, and, at times, downright bizarre, Dead Men Tell Tales is unputdownable.



Dr B. Umadathan

Dr B. Umadathan (1946-2019) served as professor and police surgeon in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur medical colleges. He was the medical-legal advisor of Kerala Police. He is the author of Medical Science in Criminal Investigation (2014), Crime in Kerala: The History of Criminal Investigation in Kerala (2016) and The Skull (2019).