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David Owen, a graduate in engineering, moved from the aerospace industry into scientific writing and journalism. His works include publications on military deception and air accident investigations plus radio and television documentaries on electronic intelligence and computer crime. Thomas T. Noguchi, M.D. was Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles, where he was involved in the investigations of the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate and Janis Joplin. He is Professor Emeritus of Forensic Pathology at the University of Southern California. Kathy Reichs is author of the best-selling murder mysteries "D j Dead" and Death du Jour. She is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaries et de M decine l gale, Qu bec. She is also on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences


This is fascinating reading for a range of readers from forensic scientists to professional and amateur sleuths, but the graphics are not for the squeamish.--Vanessa Bush"Booklist" (09/01/2000) Deaths by drowning, asphyxiation, burning, poison, gunshots, blunt instruments and stabbing are treated in fascinating, if sometimes gruesome, detail.--Robert Armstrong"Minneapolis Star Tribune" (09/03/2000) The book is a treat for the eyes and the mind. Reading the book doesn't feel like you're learning, it feels like you're watching the Discovery Channel. Your students will thank you for this treat.-- (09/01/2008) More than 420 photos (many in color) enhance the text, retired L.A. coroner Thomas Noguchi and mystery writer Kathy Reichs vouch for the book in two short introductions.-- (07/17/2000) The writing is lively but succinct, complete without being morbid. The illustrations and photos complement the text and go a long way in explaining sophisticated techniques ... Highly recommended for public libraries.-- (10/01/2000) This work is the perfect nonfiction booktalking book -- attractive layout, intriguing subject, and truly gruesome pictures. This book is not for the faint of heart, but most teens will be fascinated by its combination of scientific fact and voyeurism.-- (02/01/2001) Every page is peppered with photos, mostly in color, coupled with synopses of case histories that are illustrative of the various forensic sciences ... This is a monumental work.-- (02/01/2001) A thought-provoking look at the role of forensic science in criminal investigations.--Forecast (08/01/2000) Morbidly compelling ... an engaging, if sometimes creepy, read.-- (09/03/2000)

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