Fingerprints and Talking Bones

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9780385322997: Fingerprints and Talking Bones

Can a skeleton confess? Can a talking parrot actually lead the police to a suspect?
Throughout the twentieth century, important crimes have been solved with unusual clues that have required detectives to go off the beaten track and sometimes to consult with experts from scientific fields. Charlotte Foltz Jones has drawn together numerous actual accounts that illustrate the fascinatingly diverse and often surprising paths to truth. Bugs, dirt, bite marks, and even pets are all potential crime-solving clues. This page-turning book is perfect for detectives-to-be, young scientists, and all those interested in a peek at the police work that goes on behind the scenes.

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Kids fascinated by crime stories, science, or detective series books will have fun with this straightforward look at the technology of crime solving. Logically organized, the book includes chapters with titles such as "Get a Clue!," "Skeletons Talking," and "Body Language," each of which deals with just what its title suggests. A resourceful reader could probably base a very nice science report on this book, in fact.

Never gory or gross, and often even funny, especially when explaining things such as the reason police analyze a murder victim's stomach contents, Fingerprints and Talking Bones includes a glossary, cool crime facts, and a bibliography.

[For kids 10 and up.]

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Bugs, dirt, bite marks, and even pets are all potential crime-solving clues. This page-turning book is perfect for detectives-to-be, young scientists, and all those interested in a peek at the police work that goes on behind the scenes.

Excerpted from Fingerprints and Talking Bones: How Real-Life Crimes Are Solved by Charlotte Foltz Jones, illustrated by David G. Klein. Copyright 1997 by Charlotte Foltz Jones.

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