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Silent Witnesses The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

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ISBN-10: 1613730020

ISBN-13: 9781613730027

Edition: 2014

Authors: Nigel McCrery

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Crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery provides an account of all the major areas of forensic science from around the world over the past two centuries. The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes along with the experts. Readers are introduced to such fascinating figures as Dr. Edmond Locard, the “French Sherlock Holmes;” Edward Heinrich, “Wizard of Berkeley,” who is credited with having solved more than 2,000 crimes; and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle, “no two individuals share the same characteristics,” became the core of criminal identification. Landmark crime…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Nigel McCrery is a film maker and writer. He created SILENT WITNESS and TOUCHING EVIL and produced ALL THE KING'S MEN staring Maggie Smith and David Jason. He is the author of six SILENT WITNESS books and won the Edgar Allan Poe award for crime fiction. He is the man who arranged for the remains of TSAR NICHOLAS AND THE RUSSIAN ROYAL FAMILY to be brought to the UK for the forensic tests that showed they were the real bodies.