The Oregon state medical examiner, Dr. Karen Gunson, spoke to the local chapter of Sisters in Crime last month. Believe it or not, but for a person whose job it is to cut Y-incisions in cadavers, she’s hilarious.

Then again, I suppose you’d have to be. Or go crazy. Right?

Her funniest yet sickest anecdote? “If you die at home, your dog is not your best friend.” That’s right, Mr. Fluffy will eat you. Starting with your nose or ears.

I pointed out to her that I have a vaguely psychotic cat named Velocity who shows no signs of waiting until I’m dead before turning me into an entre.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on February 4, 2010, in Blog and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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