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

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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
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Author
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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 off she sets on a darkly comic 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 British 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 (no, he's not dead--or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain 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 that you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenwood, Elizabeth
Dewey number
364.16/3
Index
no index present
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
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781476739335
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud, Elizabeth Greenwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781476739335
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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