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The Resource Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood

Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood

Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud
Title
Playing dead
Title remainder
a journey through the world of death fraud
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Greenwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So she sets off on a foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin?--only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (yes, he's aliv--?or so some would have her believe), talks to people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not succeed in obtaining some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a great way to go.)" --from Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenwood, Elizabeth
Dewey number
364.16/3
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
HV6762.A3
LC item number
G74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Fraud
  • Absence and presumption of death
Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to disappear -- How to be found -- The canoe man -- The believers -- Collateral damage -- Faking my death with Mr. Clean and Mr. Bean
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781476739335
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015038731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to disappear -- How to be found -- The canoe man -- The believers -- Collateral damage -- Faking my death with Mr. Clean and Mr. Bean
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781476739335
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015038731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      304 Clubhouse Rd, Vestal, NY, 13850, US
      42.089904 -75.950209
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