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Publisher's Summary

For more than 60 years, Southern Californians entrusted the bodies of their loved ones to the Sconce family's Lamb Funeral Home. But the heirs to the fourth-generation funeral empire betrayed that trust with a series of gruesome crimes against the dead. Featured on ABC-TV's Nightline.
©1992 Ken Englade (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Polly Poizendem on 03-01-18

Poppin' Chops . . .


I must just be a creepy person, because I LOVED this book. Hahahaa. The story of the infamous Lamb Family funeral home, and its shady mortuary business, which was the McDonalds of the crematorium world! Cramming in and stuffing as many as 30+ bodies into the retort at one time, which were *supposed* to be for a single corpse. Breaking limbs and fire-poking with a 2 x 4 to squeeze in just ONE more! Chimneys billowing clouds of black smoke, and nonstop stanky fumes throughout the neighborhood! Every day! Or should I say every night . . . as they were pretending it was a ceramic studio. Ha!

And thats AFTER they harvested every single body - right down to the gold teeth. Yup. And there's even more sneaky stuff! Like threatening the competition. Murder. This book is filled with ALL the nitty gritty details, and how they got away with everything for so long. It does go into the court proceedings as well, but if you are into the whole story, then you WILL want to hear how they all faired at trial, who was charged, and what they did or didnt get away with. You'll be surprised.

I enjoyed the narrator too, and will totally listen to this one again. Yesssss.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Veruka on 01-25-15

Mediocre Crime

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would eliminate the last half of the book, which is mundane court proceedings.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Very decent reader, great pace, no complaints.

Could you see A Family Business being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I could see this being a great 48 hours, short and sweet.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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