After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead unearths and presents fantastic postmortem adventures undertaken by various cadavers, and also chronicles numerous misfortunes that have befallen the dead. From the beginnings of the “death trade”—digging into the profits made from mummy commerce, and the use of body parts for medicine (which continues to this day—though in different ways)—to accounts of posthumous executions, the macabre machinations of crazed collectors, as well as celebrity cadavers stolen and held for ransom; After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead uncovers all of these true tales, and more.
Author, researcher and an expert of the bizarre, J. Tithonus Pednaud has been chronicling unusual historical events and highlighting the lives of exceeding unusual individuals for over a decade. As the author and researcher behind the popular human oddities website thehumanmarvels.com, his research has been featured in numerous print publications as well as other media outlets.
Pednaud's latest book After Life: True Tales of the Restless Dead hits the shelves this October and makes for a perfectly macabre read for the season.