Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome But Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

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Price
$21.99  $20.45
Publisher
Chicago Review Press
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Pages
296
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781613730027
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About the Author

Nigel McCrery was a police officer before he joined the BBC in 1990. There he has worked on a number of documentaries and created various series, including the crime/forensics drama Silent Witness. He is the author of several crime novels, including Still Waters.

Reviews
"The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes along with the experts." --BookTrib
"For those looking for insight into the early days of forensics, this is a fascinating and informative work, a great entry point. Of special note is the chapter on DNA testing, where the author plays a role in identifying the remains of the Romanovs, the former Russian royal family." --Publishers Weekly
"Where McCrery really shines is in his storytelling, which is no surprise given his background as a successful crime novelist. While certain technical portions may be difficult for some readers, true-crime enthusiasts will find the payoff worth the effort." --Kirkus
"Silent Witnesses is an easily accessible and well-written primer on the history of forensic science. It reads like a work of fiction but offers the reader a clear history of many of the most important advances in forensic investigative techniques...Silent Witnesses is a delightful journey through the evolution of forensic science and a very useful introduction to the subject. Highly recommended." --New York Journal of Books

"It is a fascinating story and makes for a thoroughly good read." --Guardian


"A convincing and readable history of a science defined by the simple maxim: 'Every contact leaves a trace.'" --Times