The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist Lib/E: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

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Radley Balko is an investigative journalist and reporter at the Washington Post. He currently writes and edits "The Watch," a reported opinion blog that covers civil liberties and the criminal justice system. He is the author of the 2013 book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, which has won widespread acclaim, including from the Economist, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and was named one of the best investigative journalism books of the year by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Since 2006, Balko has written dozens of pieces on Hayne, West, and Mississippi's forensics disaster. His January 2013 investigation, "Solving Kathy Mabry's Murder: Brutal 15-Year-Old Crime Highlights Decades-Long Mississippi Scandal," was one of the most widely read Huffington Post articles of 2013. In 2015, Balko was awarded the Innocence Project's Journalism Award, in part for his coverage in Mississippi.

Tucker Carrington is the director of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer for his entire legal career, most of it as a public defender in Washington, D.C.
Radley Balko reports on criminal justice, the drug war, and civil liberties for the Washington Post. He was previously a writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post and a reporter and editor for Reason magazine. He is an author and co-author of two acclaimed nonfiction books. His work has been cited twice by the US Supreme Court and by the Mississippi Supreme Court and two federal appeals courts. He has won the Los Angeles Press Club's Journalist of the Year award, the NACDL's Champion of Justice Award, the Innocence Project's Journalism Award, and the Bastiat Prize for Journalism.

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award. He has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Francisco Goldman's Say Her Name, one of AudioFile magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2011.

John Grisham is the renowned author of numerous novels, and he is a former legislator originally from Mississippi


A superb work of investigative reporting...Balko and Carrington combine expertise, industry, and outrage into a searing narrative.

-- "Wall Street Journal"

Junk science convicted these men; real science set them free...The inability of judges and jurors to tell the difference is why innocent men languish in jail while the prosecutors who put them there run for higher office.

-- "New York Times"

A blistering expose of Mississippi's bungle-prone process of investigating deaths.

-- "Garden & Gun magazine"

A horrifying expose of how a few individuals can infect an entire state's criminal justice system.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Sometimes the best thing a narrator can do is just get out of the way of the story. Robert Fass does just that with this tale of stunning forensic fakery in the criminal justice system...Fass' delivery is measured, steady, and varied with slight pauses...and keeps listeners engaged.

-- "AudioFile"

A clear and shocking portrait...This eminently readable book builds a hard-to-ignore case for comprehensive criminal justice reform.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Notable for its depth and geographic focus...this [is a] stinging expose of faulty forensics.

-- "Library Journal"

The authors uncover an unholy alliance of racist cops and prosecutors with questionable death investigations and misapplied forensics. This work should spark both admiration and outrage-and, one hopes, reform.

-- "Booklist"

This is a true crime story, but it is more than a report of the tragic murders of two young girls. The crime at the center of this book is the one committed by a justice system that is more concerned with conviction rates than unearthing the truth...A chilling reminder of what happens to the rule of law when the law forgets the rules.

-- "BookPage"

A powerful and instructive story, masterfully told by Balko and Carrington.

-- "Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author "