|Country||United States of America|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Pages||480 pp (Paperback edition)|
|Preceded by||Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism|
|Followed by||The Future of the Past|
Excellent Cadavers is a 1995 non-fiction book by American author Alexander Stille about the Sicilian Mafia, concentrating on magistrate Giovanni Falcone's fight against the Mafia and his 1992 assassination.
The name of the book comes from the phrase "excellent cadavers" (cadaveri eccellenti) or "illustrious corpses", used in Italy when referring to high-profile victims of the Mafia such as politicians, judges and police chiefs (as opposed to less public victims claimed by day-to-day Mafia business). [A fictional movie bearing the title Cadaveri Eccellenti (Illustrious Corpses in English) was made in Italy in 1975, directed by Francesco Rosi and starring Lino Ventura.]