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Silent Witnesses By Nigel McCrery

Silent Witnesses by Nigel McCrery

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Summary

Throwing open the casebook, it introduces us to such luminaries as 'The Wizard of Berkeley' Edward Heinrich, who is credited with having solved over 2000 crimes, and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle 'no two individuals share the same characteristics' became the core of identification.

Silent Witnesses Summary

Silent Witnesses by Nigel McCrery

A crime scene. A murder. A mystery. The most important person on the scene? The forensic scientist. And yet the intricate details of their work remains a mystery to most of us. Silent Witnesses looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, during which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this fascinating branch of detection. Throwing open the casebook, it introduces us to such luminaries as 'The Wizard of Berkeley' Edward Heinrich, who is credited with having solved over 2000 crimes, and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle 'no two individuals share the same characteristics' became the core of identification. Along the way, it takes us to India and Australia, Columbia and China, Russia, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. And it proves that, in order to solve ever more complicated cases, science must always stay one step ahead of the killer.

Silent Witnesses Reviews

"It is a fascinating story, and makes for a thoroughly good read." -- Bernard Porter * Guardian *
"A convincing and readable history of a science defined by the simple maxim: 'Every contact leaves a trace.'" -- Tom Whipple * The Times *
"A real-life whodunnit." -- Marcus Berkmann * Daily Mail *
"A truly gripping story." * Big Issue in the North *

About Nigel McCrery

Nigel McCrery served as a police officer with the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, working on a number of murders and serious crimes. On retiring injured in 1987 he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Modern History. In 1990 he joined the BBC on their graduate entry scheme, soon moving into drama and becoming the creator of many successful television series, including Silent Witness. He has also written a number of crime and military novels. He lives in Nottingham.

Additional information

GOR006252932
9780099569244
0099569248
Silent Witnesses by Nigel McCrery
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2014-07-03
304
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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