Million for a Morgue

Have you heard about the fundraising contest underway at Scotland’s University of Dundee? By donating a pound (about $1.60) you can vote for one of your ten favorite crime writers. They’ll name their state-of-the-art new morgue and research facility after the writer who gets the most votes. The new facility will be the first in the UK to use the Thiel embalming method that provides better embalming to preserve dead bodies enabling more effective research.

The participating scientists are Kathy Reichs, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben, Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Jeffrey Deaver, Jeff Lindsay, Stuart MacBride and Peter James. If you’re interested in more information or in voting, aka, donating, go to

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