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Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection

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PRAISE FOR The Casebook of Forensic Detection
""Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate.""
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""Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science.""
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""A mystery novelist's essential resource guide.""
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""Even the most dedicated devotee of the genre will find much that is new in these brief but exci
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Wiley (TP)
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Kathy E
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A nice, concise reference book to jumpstart your forensic curiosity. Forensic pioneers, technology, murderers and present day forensic experts round out the knowledge hidden within the pages.
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Another engaging romp through the world of forensic science. Packed with new cases, and some familiar ones from his previous books, Evans presents a range of cases, both historical and current, as well as profiles of famous forensic pathologists and descriptions of various forensic techniques, procedures, and technologies. Of all the cases in this volume, my favorite historical cases are: the Booth Deringer, the Iceman, the Mormon Will (allegedly written by Howard Hughes), the Persian Mummy, and ...more
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Encyclopedia of crime scene forensic fetes and forensic scientists. As the second in a series (following A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from Napoleon to O.J.), many of the cases are lesser known, but no less fascinating for the detective work involved in solving them.

Also included are capsule definitions of forensic terms and biographies of famous forensic scientists. And what does it say about the book or the reader that the detectors are far less interest
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
An interesting book with information on the development of various forensic tools over the years. These include arson, ballistics, brain fingerprinting, chromatography, fingerprinting, knife wounds, serology, time of death, and numerous others. There are cases of how the development of these tools help assist in solving the crimes. I was amazed at how long ago some of these forensic tools were first developed.

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Feb 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
The book is divided into few main topics. After the basic introduction to each topic, the author told the interesting and successful stories about crimes solved by forensic science. This is definitely something you can keep on the book shelf and read it again and again.
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Some lesser known murder cases and how they were solved, and some of the forensic scientists and their discoveries. The sort of book you can get engrossed in or put down and pick up.
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Colin Evans is the author of 17 books dealing with forensics and true crime. His fascination with the murkier side of human nature began while he was still in school. Hours spent in library archives researching contemporary newspaper accounts about "Jack the Ripper" (no, he doesn't have any clues to the killer's identity, and he seriously doubts that anyone else does, either) got him started and i ...more
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