Can the dead tell their stories? In the hands of a good forensic surgeon, they certainly can.
First published in 2010 in Malayalam as Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal, this is the bestselling 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, like the Chacko murder masterminded by Sukumara Kurup; the sensational Polakkulam case; and the baffling Panoor Soman case.
Chilling, shocking and, at times, downright bizarre, Dead Men Tell Tales is unputdownable.
'Real events that can be read with more curiosity and excitement than detective novels‰۪ Benyamin
‰Û÷An absolutely brilliant book‰۪ K.R. Meera
‰Û÷You stay hooked till the last para‰۪ N.S. Madhavan
Dead Men Tell Tales
Dr B. UmadathanPriya K. Nair
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).
PRIYA K. NAIR teaches English in St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam. She has previously translated Alpha and Francis Itty Cora into English.