Tremors in the Blood: Murder, Obsession, and the Birth of the Lie Detector

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Crooked Lane Books
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5.43 X 8.19 X 1.02 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Amit Katwala is an award-winning journalist and editor. He is a senior writer at WIRED, based in London. He writes about the collision between technology and culture, and has covered everything from the race for quantum supremacy to the hunt for the mysterious Planet Nine. He grew up in Bournemouth, and studied experimental psychology at Oxford University.
Praise for Tremors in the Blood
"[A] fascinating look at the history of lie detectors . . . Katwala has real storytelling chops."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A lively, engrossing combination of true crime, biography, and history."

"Brightly written and well-researched, this book will appeal immensely to true-crime fans."
--New York Journal of Books

"Rollicking true-crime . . . fast-paced and elegant and fun."

"Tremors in the Blood, Amit Katwala's beautifully told origin story of the lie detector, contains just about everything a reader wants in a true crime book - murder, mystery, gunfights, courtroom theatrics and dogged police work - along with a solid exploration of the ethically troubling issues that continue to haunt criminal justice and its sometimes dubious tools."
--Deborah Blum, bestselling author of The Poisoner's Handbook

"Gripping . . . I was hooked."
--Sirin Kale, feature writer for The Guardian

"Katwala manages to bring history alive."
--Chris Stokel-Walker, author of TikTok Boom and YouTubers

"A gripping, forensically detailed account that reads more like a mystery than history."
--Angela Saini, author of Superior and Inferior