Mop Men

Mop Men

Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners

Book - 2009
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Neal Smither doesn't hide his work. The side of his van reads: "Crime Scene Cleaners: Homicides, Suicides and Accidental Death." Whenever a hotel guest permanently checks out, the cops finish an investigation, or an accidental death is reported, Smither's crew pick up the pieces after the police cruisers and ambulances have left.Alan Emmins offers a glimpse at this little-known aspect of America's most gruesome deaths. Filled with details as fascinating as they are gory, Mop Men examines not just the public fascination with murder but also how a self-made success like Smither can make a fortune just by praying for death.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780312532741
Branch Call Number: 364.1520973 Emm 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 306 p


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alex1031 Oct 19, 2012

This was a very good book though it was kind of all over the place between chapters. It actually made me laugh (yes, I work in a morgue). I do recommend it.

rstucke35 Oct 15, 2012

This book was readable, but lacks real substance.

The book was a carryover from the authors popular article on the topic. So save yourself time and just google the author and read the article.

To expand on the article and make himself some more money he went back to California and followed the cleaning company around for a week and half documenting some of the crime scenes. When there were not enough crime scenes to write about he fills in the book with some back stories on some of the crimes and some weak personal incite.

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