Well, there goes another idea of mine

Though in truth, I think this could well be a phenomenal book once it’s published:

Author of The Casebook of Forensic Detection and Sir Bernard Spilsbury:

The Father of Forensics, Colin Evans’ BLOOD ON THE TABLE: The History

& Greatest Cases of New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical

Examiner, charting its turbulent 88-year history, and the careers of

the seven men that have run it, taking readers behind the scenes to

reveal how the pathologists and scientists at the OCME have trapped

many of America’s most notorious murderers, again to Samantha Mandor at

Berkley, by Ed Knappman of New England Publishing Associates (world


Yeah, just off the top of my head — the Stanford White case; Milton Helpern’s contributions to forensic pathology; the scandals (including misplacing Tenessee Williams’ remains) that rocked the OCME in the 1980s, leading to lawsuits, extensive media coverage and Elliot Gross getting kicked out (though he’s still practicing elsewhere) and finally, Charles Hirsch joining the ranks in 1989 to clean up the major mess, institute new proceedings and of course, be at the forefront of 911 proceedings.