The extraordinary story of Frances Glessner Lee, an independently wealthy matriarch with no formal education, who revolutionized the field of forensic death investigation. Known primarily for creating the exquisitely detailed Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Lee pioneered the evolution from the archaic coroner system to a modern, scientific medical examiner system.

“A captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer.” — Bookist

“Eye-opening…genuinely compelling.” — Kirkus Reviews

Rep: Tamar Rydzinski, Context Literary Agency