Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - Val McDermid

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In her novels, Val McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, shes taking a look at the people who do it for real: the forensic scientists who can unlock apparent mysteries and help deliver justice, thanks to their ability to read the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces.

Drawing on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and her own experience, McDermid lays bare the secrets of these fascinating specialists. We learn how maggots can point to the time of death. We discover how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer. We realise how hard it is to erase our digital footprints.

It’s a journey that will take us to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring us into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as McDermid traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of tomorrow.

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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

In an excellent condition. Some very light creasing to the spine and a couple of very tiny light marks on the cover. See photos for more details.

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Weight 375 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm




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