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Dr. Marie Cassidy: Beyond the Tape

14 October, 2020 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm IST

€20

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Update 09/10/20: Due to incredible demand, signed copies are now sold out. You can still purchase a ticket and receive a copy of this thrilling read delivered to your door.

The Murder One Festival @ DBF, in association with Eason present

Dr Marie. Cassidy

In Conversation with Sinéad Crowley

The Murder One Crime Festival at DBF, in association with Eason, are delighted to welcome former State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy to an online book event in celebration of the release of her memoirs, Beyond the Tape: The Life and Many Deaths of a State Pathologist (Hachette Ireland). Dr. Cassidy will be interviewed by Journalist and Author Sinéad Crowley and will be discussing translating her experiences into memoirs, and her career as Ireland’s State Pathologist.

This event is now available for playback until Wednesday 14th October. Register below to watch the event and to receive a copy of Beyond the Tape delivered to your door.

“For over thirty years, bodies have been my business. The lucky ones have died peacefully in their own bed, surrounded by loved ones. But, life, or should I say death, is not always like that. This is your opportunity to duck under the police tape with me. Walk carefully in my footprints and follow me into the scene but don’t touch anything, just look. Remember Locard’s principle, every contact leaves a trace . . .”

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Dr. Marie Cassidy

Marie Cassidy was Ireland’s State Pathologist from 2004 until 2018. During that time, she was involved in many high-profile cases, including the Stardust exhumation and the deaths of Siobhan Kearney, Rachel O’Reilly, Robert Holohan and Tom O’Gorman.

In Beyond the Tape, she invites us into the world of forensic pathology, and shares her remarkable personal journey, from working-class Glasgow to becoming Ireland’s head pathologist. A fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of real-life forensics, the intricate processes central to solving modern crime, and the stories from behind the crime tape.

Sinéad Crowley

Journalist by day, author by night, Sinéad Crowley is arts and media correspondent with RTE News, and the author of the DS Claire Boyle series, crime fiction set in Ireland.  Sinéad was also a contributor to ‘Trouble is our Business’, a collection of new Irish crime writing published by New Island in 2016 and the Voices anthology from this year. She is writing her fourth novel

This is a pre-recorded online event.

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Update 09/10/20: Due to incredible demand, signed copies are now sold out. You can still purchase a ticket and receive a copy of this thrilling read delivered to your door.


The Dublin Book Festival is brightening up the cool autumn evenings with weekly events from Thursday 24th September until the beginning of the festival. With podcasts, poetry readings and crime-writing classes, you won’t want to miss this jam-packed series of events!

Join us as we take a seat with guests such as Christine Dwyer Hickey, Graham Norton, Dr Marie Cassidy, and Marita Conlon-McKenna and many more to discuss their riveting new books as well as a wide variety of topics, such as the career of a state pathologist, writing historical Irish fiction and how to write a best-selling crime fiction novel.

Click here to view the full programme of events for our Autumn Series.

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