The Real CSI: A Forensics Handbook for Crime Writers (Paperback)
  • The Real CSI: A Forensics Handbook for Crime Writers (Paperback)

The Real CSI: A Forensics Handbook for Crime Writers (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 21/08/2017
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Who is allowed access to a crime scene? What happens when a body is discovered? Will a blood transfusion alter DNA? How can the distribution of gunshot residue inform your plot? The Real CSI - A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers answers these questions and more in a unique and exclusive insight into crime scene investigation. Using real-life examples and case studies, experienced CSI Kate Bendelow shines a light behind the yellow tape and debunks the myths popularized by the 'CSI Effect'. Each chapter explores the latest procedures in contemporary practice including: Crime Scene access and preservation; fingerprints and DNA profiling; footwear; trace evidence; Fire scenes; drugs and toxicology and, finally, firearms. Packed with insider knowledge, handy tips and compelling storylines, this is the definitive guide for all crime writers who wish to write with authenticity and authority.

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780719822285
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 12 mm

Informative and inspirational - a must have for writers who want to know their way around a crime scene. -- Erin Kelly, Bestselling Author
This marvellous book is an essential read for every crime writer, whether established or just starting out. Written in the most accessible style, The Real CSI not only explains the art of crime scene investigation and the science behind it, but provides tips on how it can be used to enrich your plots in fiendish yet credible ways. -- Graham Bartlett, Former Chief Superintendent and Advisor to Peter James

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Lance Mitchell

“Essential reading for crime writers and for fans of crime fiction and movies”

On the front cover of this book, there is a quote from Lynda La Plante: 'Every crime writer should have a copy of this book on their desk.' I endorse that statement 100%. It is a most excellent, and... More

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