- 544 pages
- The Mammoth Book of Murder and Science
- Roger Wilkes
- 03 July 2019 Roger Wilkes
From Inside Flap In 1752, A Young Woman Named Mary Blandy Put A Mysterious White Powder In Her Father S Food At Her Trial For The Murder Of The Old Man, A Doctor Gave Astonishing Testimony That He Believed This Powder Was Arsenic Poison And He Had Performed Experiments To Prove It As Mary Walked Up The Steps To The Gallows, A New Science Was Born The Science Of Forensic Detection.Gathered Here Are Extraordinary Cases From History And The Present Day, From The First Use Of Fingerprints In A Murder Trial To The Recent Advances In Genetics Journalist And Author Roger Wilkes Gives A Fascinating Overview Of Famous Cases Covered By Some Of The Best Crime Writers In History.
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