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What the Corpse Revealed: Murder and the Science of Forensic Detection (US)

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ISBN13: 9780312205461
ISBN10: 0312205465
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The victim was shot through the heart--but no bullet was ever found.

In a case full of baffling twists, a gunshot wound to the heart leads to a brilliant investigator to one conclusion: a bullet designed to disappear...

The skin was peeled from the victim's hands

A beautiful woman almost gets away with murder because her victim cannot be identified. Then a forensic scientist leads police to the peeled skin from two boiled hands--and the fingerprints that will crack the case.

The murder weapon was smashed to smithereens

A man was killed by a blow from a bottle. Now, determined investigator carefully puts the pieces of glass back together to catch a kiler--and to carry out a crime of his own...

What the corpse revealed

Once detectives solved crimes with shoe leather and a gun. Now they use DNA samples, blood splatters, microbes and psychological profilings. This extraordinary book, through details drawn from some of the most baffling cases of the last fifty years, shows how a new generation fo real-life crime busters is catching stalkers, poisoners, mass murderers, and assassins--through the astounding art of forensic science.

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In vivid detail, What the Corpse Revealed examines the techniques used to solve 16 cases drawn from the files of international forensic scientists.
-- An American business tycoon and his wife were found shot dead at their home, in a room with no windows, which was locked from the inside. No trace of the bullets could be found. The murderer was playing games with the police, but could a smart young forensic scientist outwit the killer?
-- A little boy disappeared from a play area while his father read a newspaper nearby. Police were baffled by the disappearance, until the forensic team swept the boy's home and found evidence that uncovered a hideous and almost unbelievable crime.
-- A reclusive retired TV star received a series of poison pen letters in his luxury Bel Air mansion. Mysterious attempts on his life followed. Forensic scientists matched the fingerprints on the letters to those of his brother, yet the brother had died in a house fire more than a decade ago.

Table of Contents

Gambler — The pain of loss — A dream of power — Vendetta — Penfriend — Ego tripper — Retribution — Travelling man — Stalker — Mother figure — Prejudice — Bad blood — A loss of faith — Jealous heart — Missing — Pyro.

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mcm0025, January 11, 2009 (view all comments by mcm0025)
I was under the impression when I picked up this book that is was true crime. After reading it however, I think it is made up. There is nothing here to indicate that these stories actually happened. Some seemed familiar as if they borrowed from actual cases,but research on the internet failed to find any of the cases presented in this book. Although the stories are quite entertaining, this is not True crime.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312205461
Author:
Miller, Hugh
Author:
Miller
Publisher:
St. Martin's True Crime
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
Forensic sciences
Subject:
Criminal investigation
Subject:
Homicide investigation
Subject:
Forensic sciences -- Case studies.
Subject:
Murder
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
US
Publication Date:
20001215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.56x5.80x.95 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In vivid detail, What the Corpse Revealed examines the techniques used to solve 16 cases drawn from the files of international forensic scientists.
-- An American business tycoon and his wife were found shot dead at their home, in a room with no windows, which was locked from the inside. No trace of the bullets could be found. The murderer was playing games with the police, but could a smart young forensic scientist outwit the killer?
-- A little boy disappeared from a play area while his father read a newspaper nearby. Police were baffled by the disappearance, until the forensic team swept the boy's home and found evidence that uncovered a hideous and almost unbelievable crime.
-- A reclusive retired TV star received a series of poison pen letters in his luxury Bel Air mansion. Mysterious attempts on his life followed. Forensic scientists matched the fingerprints on the letters to those of his brother, yet the brother had died in a house fire more than a decade ago.
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