Written on the Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook

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In a close examination of an assault victim's body, a forensic physician can 'read' the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons have written across it. A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site, enabling him to find the can opener that made them – and the bomb-maker who used it. A forensic dentist identifies the thief who dropped some chewing gum, with his teeth marks in it, during a burglary. Liz Porter's riveting casebook shows how forensic investigators – including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists and document examiners – have used their expertise in dozens of fascinating crimes and mysteries.

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Marianne Fons and Liz Porter have been working together for more than 30 years. From teaching quilting classes in the 1970s and 80s, they went on to host the No. 1 quilting show on public television and establish the popular magazine, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. They also operate a quilt shop in Winterset, Iowa, and a web site, www.fonsandporter.com.

Elizabeth Kaye is an award-winning journalist who has been a contributing editor to "Esquire, Rolling Stone, George", and "Los Angeles Magazine".

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Elizabeth Kaye narrates this Australian forensic casebook with vitality and intelligence. As she presents the particulars of selected cases solved by forensics--the 2002 Bali bombing, a fatal hit-and-run in Victoria, the Lindy Chamberlain case--listeners grow to understand that crime technicians dont have the glamour jobs seen on the popular C.S.I. shows that pepper the TV airwaves. Each of the 10 chapters deals with one special area used to solve cases, including Reading the Blood, Reading the Bones, and Reading the Crime Scene. Porters writing style mixes science with storytelling, and Kayes reading is as exciting as the scientific study of decomposition can be, taking listeners through labor-intensive tests of bugs, bones, blood, and DNA. Well-organized research and a solid reading make this gripping listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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