Read Coroner's Journal: Forensics and the Art of Stalking Death by Louis Cataldie. I enjoyed it most because the author was the coroner in Baton Rouge from 1993-2003 and i recognized many of the locations. It also was a big dose of South Louisiana culture and environment. And when i was a student at LSU I took classes from Mary Manheim who had been involved in some of the cases. so it was a weird reminder of home in a way.
and no, i do not come from a dysfunctional family.