Over Our Dead Bodies

ebook : Undertakers Lift the Lid

By Kenneth McKenzie

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Discover a more lighthearted side of the funeral industry in this collection of real-life stories from the authors of Mortuary Confidential.

Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry . . . I Had Lost The Hearse!

Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of times.

Of course, sometimes tradition gets thrown under the bus.

From a dysfunctional family who turn their mother's wake into a full-blown riot, to funeral crashers looking for free meals, to a horse-drawn hearse taking the dearly departed for the ride of their afterlife, these accounts from actual undertakers will have you laughing, thinking, and gasping in disbelief. A literal graveyard of wild coincidences, slapstick humor, and touching moments, Over Our Dead Bodies explores the lighter side of the dead, the living, and the lone undertaker who must make it all go as planned—even if it doesn't.

Praise for Mortuary Confidential

"Outrageous funeral stories, dipped in beauty and morbid humor." —Caleb Wilde, author of Confessions of a Funeral Director

"Curious, wildly honest stories that need to be told, but just not at the dinner table." —Dana Kollmann, author of Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand

"As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral." —Joe R. Lansdale, author of Moon Lake

"Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book." —Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of They Bite! And Rot & Ruin

"These true mortuary tales are poignant—and suddenly, gaspi
Over Our Dead Bodies