Murder Isn't Easy: The Forensics of Agatha Christie (Hardback)
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Murder Isn't Easy: The Forensics of Agatha Christie (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 21/10/2021
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Agatha Christie's mysteries were brimming with the nascent forensic science of the day, and in Murder Isn't Easy pathology technician Carla Valentine delves deep into the Christie canon for evidence of her pioneering forensic writing.

While other children were devouring the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, Carla Valentine was poring through the pages of Agatha Christie novels. It was this early fascination that led to her job as a pathology technician, trained in forensics and working in mortuaries.

Nearly every Agatha Christie story involves one - or, more commonly, several - dead bodies, and for a young Carla, a curious child already fascinated with biology, these stories and these bodies were perfect puzzles.

Of course, Agatha herself didn't talk of 'forensics' in the way we use it now, but in each tale she writes of twists and turns with her expert weave of human observation, ingenuity and genuine science of the era. Through the medium of the 'whodunnit', Agatha Christie was a pioneer of forensic science, and in Murder Isn't Easy Carla illuminates all of the knowledge of one of our most beloved authors.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751577778
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 34 mm


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Fascinating * Prima *

Engaging and informative

* Guardian *

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“Illuminating”

A fantastic book that looks at the forensics and methods of death (within Christie's works) from a scientific view point. It constantly references Christie's novels as well as other scientists works and the... More

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Francesca

“Fantastic book!”

This is the best book I have read so far about forensics! Carla Valentine is an exceptional writer with deep knowledge of forensic cases being herself a former mortician with a long career in the post-mortem rooms.... More

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VV

“Great for forensic details...”

Here is an impressive and original very well researched study about death in most of Agathe Christie novels. Valentine is clearly a very knowledgeable professional when it comes to bodies. 'You so good at... More

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