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Synopsis: Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them.
The dead talk to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists.
Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one’s time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It’s a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.
About the Author:
Val McDermid, a former journalist and Northern Bureau Chief of a national UK tabloid, is the best-selling author of "The Skeleton Road" and twenty-eight previous novels, three story collections, and the non-fiction book "A Suitable Job for a Woman," an inside look at female private investigators. She lives in Scotland.
Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and...
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: 2015
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
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Book Description Grove Press May 2015, 2015. Trade. Book Condition: Good - Cash. Uncorrected proof. Very little wear to cover and pages. Bookseller Inventory # 625171
Book Description Grove Press. Book Condition: Very Good. A bright, square, and overall a nice copy All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # WAL-L-0d-000391
Book Description Grove Press, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. This book is DAMAGED. IT IS BENT OUT OF SHAPE, no missing pages, pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # A-23274
Book Description Grove Press, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. This book is DAMAGED. IT IS BENT OUT OF SHAPE, no missing pages, pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # A-23275
Book Description Grove Press, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. This book is DAMAGED. IT IS BENT OUT OF SHAPE, no missing pages, pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # A-23276
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Book Description Grove Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2796913270
Book Description Grove, 2014. Book Condition: New. Val McDermid, a bestselling crime writer, takes a break from fiction and gives a compelling account of how forensic science solves crimes, with chapters on topics including fingerprints, insects, blood spatter, DNA and toxicology. Bookseller Inventory # 225850
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