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For many years, Buchanan was police reporter for the Miami Herald -- in an exciting part of the country for her line of work, which featured more than 5,000 corpses and brought her the Pulitzer. Her engaging and entertaining account relates many of the big stories she worked on, and the lessons learned: "A corpse has no privacy"; "I often joke that my job keeps me single and celibate"; "You should not pity most criminals, either; tie a tourniquet on your heart"; and the case that taught her ALWAYS to ask what the victim was wearing.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   journalist/editor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   Miami Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog

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