Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476727257
Language: en
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A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe her experiences as a student and doctor throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476727271
Language: en
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“Fun…and full of smart science. Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. While her husband and their toddler held down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines Flight 587. An unvarnished portrait of the daily life of medical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...the stories from her average workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that medical science can diagnose and console long after the heartbeat stops” (The New York Times).

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780758261205
Language: en
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In this hard-boiled mystery series opener, a former nurse becomes a coroner who winds up investigating her cheating ex-husband for murder. When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie’s best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she’d be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients’ pulses, Mattie’s weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie’s first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley . . . From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie's in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate—yet determined—killer . . . Praise for USA Today–bestselling author Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series “Ryan shows growing skill at mixing humor with CSI-style crime.”—Publishers Weekly “The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . .while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”—Booklist

First Cut

First Cut
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488054389
Language: en
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A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of January 2020 “Scalpel sharp.”—Kathy Reichs A young rookie medical examiner. A suspicious case. An underworld plot only she saw coming. From the New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff For San Francisco’s newest medical examiner, Dr. Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when an opioid-overdose case contains hints of something more sinister. Jessie’s superiors urge her to close the case, but as more bodies land on her autopsy table, she uncovers a constellation of deaths that point to an elaborate plot involving drug dealers and Bitcoin brokers. Drawing on her real-life experiences as a forensics expert, Judy Melinek teams up with husband T.J. Mitchell to deliver the most exhilarating mystery of the year. Autopsy means “see for yourself,” and Jessie Teska won’t stop until she has seen it all—even if it means that the next corpse on the table could be her own.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Grant Stoddard
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0061863602
Language: en
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A twenty-two-year-old perennial virgin, Englishman Grant Stoddard didn't know what to do with his life in America—until he won an X-rated online contest, the prize being intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist. He consequently wound up delivering mail at Nerve.com but accidentally found his calling as a gonzo sex reporter who would try any and every lurid activity his crafty coworkers devised—from offering himself up as man-bait at a hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy, to being a hapless participant in a sexual home invasion—all the while wishing he could be safely tucked in bed. Working Stiff is the humble, hilarious, and delightfully salacious fish-into-water story of a young man who followed his heart—and other organs—into places where few would dare to venture.

Deep Enough

Deep Enough
Author: Frank A. Crampton
Release: 2019-11-22
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781839740404
Language: en
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Deep Enough, first published in 1956, is the adventure-filled autobiography of Frank Crampton in the mines, mining camps, and frontier towns of the American wild west in the early 1900s. At age 16, Crampton ran away from home, traveling west aboard freight trains in the company of hobos and 'bindle stiffs.' A fast learner, Crampton mastered hard-rock mining skills, and went on to work in most of the important western mining camps in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada. From mine-hand, Crampton moved on to work as an assayer, surveyor, and eventually became known as one of the West’s best mining engineers. Included are 32 pages of photographs from the author's collection.

Aftershock

Aftershock
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781488075865
Language: en
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When an earthquake strikes San Francisco, forensics expert Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet in this explosive new mystery from the New York Times bestselling duo There’s a body crushed under a load of pipes on a San Francisco construction site, and medical examiner Dr. Jessie Teska is on call. So it’s her job to figure out who it is—and her headache when the autopsy reveals that the death is a homicide staged as an accident. Jessie is hot on the murderer’s trail, then an earthquake sends her and her whole city reeling. When the dust clears, her case has fallen apart and an innocent man is being framed. Jessie knows she’s the only one who can prove it, and she races to piece together the truth—before it gets buried and brings her down in the rubble. With Melinek and Mitchell’s trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humor, this rollicking new installment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series will shake you up and leave you rattled.

A Working Stiff s Manifesto

A Working Stiff s Manifesto
Author: Iain Levison
Release: 2002
Editor: Soho Press
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781569472804
Language: en
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The author, a college graduate with a "restrictive" English degree, recounts his job search woes after having forty-two jobs in the past ten years, as everything from a fish cutter to a film set assistant.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Author: J. R. Verlin
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1548233242
Language: en
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SELLING SEX ON CAMERA isn't for everyone, but for a select few, it's a calling. Following his libido all the way to sunny Los Angeles, a recent college dropout becomes entangled in a web of porn, drugs, and a revolving door of lovers. With each passing scene he finds himself drawn deeper into the torrid underbelly of adult entertainment, tempted by sex and the prospects of fame. Success is closer than ever but so is the breaking point. Between the Sheets is the naked truth about life in porn: compellingly normal, irresistibly weird.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476727264
Language: en
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The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases -- hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex -- that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation -- performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587. The body never lies -- and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.

Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780758286024
Language: en
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In this hard-boiled mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Dead Even, a coroner investigates a suspicious house fire. It’s Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson, Wisconsin, but instead of unwrapping presents, deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house, where a charred body has been found. The victim is none other than Jack Allen—a paraplegic who recently won a huge casino jackpot. Upon closer inspection, Mattie and detective Steve Hurley are convinced Jack was murdered to steal his winnings, giving the phrase Black Jack a whole new meaning . . . But as Mattie investigates, even her cutting-edge forensic skills keep coming up short in a case with as many suspects as twists. After her odds-on-favorite turns up dead, Mattie and Hurley must race to find a killer before another victim cashes in his chips. “A puzzler of a mystery. What a thrill ride!”—New York Times–bestselling author Jenn McKinlay Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series “Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance.”—New York Times–bestselling author Tess Gerritsen “[Ryan] smoothly blends humor, distinctive characters, and authentic forensic detail.”—Publishers Weekly “The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . .while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”—Booklist

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author: Mary Roach
Release: 2004-04-27
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780393324822
Language: en
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A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Rachel Caine
Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101517581
Language: en
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Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...

Board Stiff

Board Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781617730313
Language: en
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A rest home makes a coroner-turned-sleuth restless in this hard-boiled mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Dead Ringer. Sorenson, Wisconsin’s deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job . . .in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase—the now former president of the Twilight Home’s board of directors—who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much . . .and the patient that found him can’t remember a thing. Between her ongoing tug of war with Detective Hurley, fulfilling her new job requirement of seeing a shrink, and wrangling with the Twilight Home’s board of directors, Mattie’s got her scrubbed hands full. She’ll need all of her outside-the-box forensic skills to crack a case that’s turning out to be stranger—and more dangerous—than anything she’s seen before! Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series “The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever.”—Laura Levine “A puzzler of a mystery. What a thrill ride!”—Jenn McKinlay “Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance.”—Tess Gerritsen “Another winning mystery!”—Leann Sweeney

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Grant Stoddard
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Random House
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781448133598
Language: en
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Grant Stoddard left Britain for the States with the clothes on his back, a fascination with all things American, and a burning hope for something bigger. But with no steady job, no money, and no girlfriend, the starry-eyed young Englishman's excitement was shrinking fast. Then fate in the guise of an X-rated online contest intervened. Winning first prize -- sexual intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist -- changed everything. With a shot of much needed confidence, the sensitive lad emerged as the mascot of Nerve.com, a gonzo sex columnist who would begrudgingly try any and every lurid thing his co-workers devised. From offering himself up as man-bait at a notoriously hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy with a blue-blooded date, Stoddard went where few men dare and lived to tell the tale. With a self-deprecating style and wonderful appreciation of the absurd, Working Stiff is a unique coming-of-age story from a very funny and irreverent new writer.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Blair Babylon
Release: 2016-05-11
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 540
ISBN: 1533219559
Language: en
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Here's the problem: when Rox was hired, she told her smoking-hot boss Cash that she was married, but she's not. Now, three years later, she's kind of accidentally living with him, and he's being a perfect gentleman, dang it.Everybody in the office said that Cash was a heartbreaker, that he'd bump her and dump her, so Rox decided not to become a statistic. She went out and bought herself some rings of the finest cubic zirconia so that she could work with Cash, who was several inches over six feet tall, emerald-eyed, ripped, gorgeous, his tailored suit clinging to his athletic body, sporting a British accent, and loaded.It had seemed like such a good idea at the time.But now, three years later, she and Cash have become friends. They travel together for work often, and they're the best of buddies.When Rox gets thrown out of her apartment, Cash insists that she come live with him until they can find her a place because that's what friends do.Now, even though everyone insists that Cash never goes after married women, something about him has changed. There are little touches, little slips, and Rox is more and more tempted to tell hunky, gorgeous Cash that she never was married.And then he'll take her and break her, and then he'll walk away, and then she'll lose her job, and she still hasn't found a place to live.And yet, every time he looks at her with mischief in his dark green eyes, every time they're teasing and it somehow turns into tickling, every time she swats at him and somehow ends up in his arms, she wants so much to risk everything.What's a working stiff to do when she falls in love with her friend, the boss?

Working Stiff Fit

Working Stiff Fit
Author: Steve Mansfield
Release: 2019-04-11
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781312324800
Language: en
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The ultimate fitness guide for the typical American lifestyle. Let's face it, most of us work 9 to 5 jobs, have a spouse, some kids, a house, some cars, some pets and so many more things that keep us busy. Yeah, we are Working Stiffs. How can working stiffs like us, with almost no time for ourselves, be lean, fit and healthy? Working Stiff Fit tells you how.

Scared Stiff

Scared Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Release: 2011-01-28
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0758272499
Language: en
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A coroner becomes a sleuth when an innocent friend is accused of murder in this hardboiled mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author of Dead Even. When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town knows Shannon recently had a very public spat with her estranged husband, Erik, he’s suspect #1. But Mattie happens to know Erik truly loved his wife, and is simply incapable of the brutal act—even if he owns the exact same caliber handgun as the murder weapon . . . Determined to unearth the truth, Mattie puts her scalpel-sharp medical skills to work, and digs a little deeper. What she uncovers is stranger than anyone could have imagined . . . “Ryan shows growing skill at mixing humor with CSI-style crime.”—Publishers Weekly “The forensic details will interest Patricia Cornwell readers . . .while the often slapstick humor and the blossoming romance between Mattie and Hurley will draw Evanovich fans.”—Booklist

A Working Stiff s Manifesto

A Working Stiff s Manifesto
Author: Iain Levison
Release: 2003-07-01
Editor: Soho Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781569479209
Language: en
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A “bracing, hilarious and dead on” account of a college graduate’s chronic underemployment (The New York Times Book Review). In ten years, Iain Levison has lived in six states and worked at forty-two jobs, from fish cutter in Alaska to furniture mover in North Carolina, film-set gopher, oil deliveryman, truck driver, and crab fisherman. He quit thirty of them, got fired from nine, and has difficulty remembering the other three. Whatever could go wrong often did, hilariously. A Working Stiff’s Manifesto is a funny book about the not-so-funny experience of dead-end jobs—the real thing, written not by a high-priced journalist disguised as a counter clerk, but by a genuine wage-dependent, hand-to-mouth working stiff, too well-off for welfare yet too broke to fit a consumer demographic. He works to keep his car running to get back and forth from work. He works to get by and get back to square one for the next day’s labors. And in this book, he finally gets some use out of the forty thousand he blew on his English degree—providing an “entertaining, unusual mix of autobiography and social commentary [from] a sharp-eyed, impassioned critic of the American workplace” (Publishers Weekly).

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Satalyte Publishing
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0994310889
Language: en
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Back from the dead ... and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter-inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, a.k.a. "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer. Working Stiff contains seven cases from the files of Chambeaux & Deyer Investigations. Dan Shamble has to solve the mystery of a stolen deck of fortune-telling cards and the undeath-defying feats of a vampire trapeze artist, finds himself sealed in a coffin in the back of a truck with no idea where he's being taken, and is even hired by Santa Claus to find his lost "naughty and nice" list. Being trapped in an unbreakable monster-proof crypt, deciphering a string of mysterious zombie graffiti, investigating the murder of a costumed fan at a science fiction convention where the monsters are the normal attendees, or tracking down a kidnapped hellhound for legendary vigilante werewolf cop Hairy Harry - it's all in a day's work for Dan Shamble, Zombie PI.