by Ryan C., May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
A fascinating book for anyone interested in criminal investigation and forensics. Frances Glessner Lee founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936. By the 1940s, she was building detailed doll houses that replicated unsolved crime scenes as training tools and visual aides for detectives. The color photos of these dioramas give you a glimpse into the precision of Ms. Lee's work as well as the sordid details of a variety of murder scenes.