When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth (Hardback)
  • When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth (Hardback)

When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 21/02/2019
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A leading forensic scientist gives an absorbing account of her career, dedicated to unravelling the truth behind some of the UK’s most shocking crimes of the last four decades.

The compelling memoir from the UK's most eminent forensic scientist and some of the most fascinating criminal investigations she has worked on.

By the time I arrived at the wood yard in Huddersfield on a bitterly cold night in February 1978, the body of the 18-year-old victim had already been taken to the mortuary.

Never before has criminal justice rested so heavily on scientific evidence. With ever-more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have an unprecedented ability to help solve even the most complex cases.

Angela Gallop has been a forensic scientist for over 40 years. After joining the Forensic Science Service, the first crime scene she attended was for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper. As well as working on a wide range of cases in many countries around the world, she is now the most sought-after forensic scientist in the UK, where she has helped solve numerous high-profile cases, including the investigation that finally absolved the Cardiff Three the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path murders, and the killings of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell and Roberto Calvi.

From the crime scene to the courtroom, When the Dogs Don't Bark is the remarkable story of a life spent searching for the truth.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473678835
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 244 x 164 x 35 mm


'This is a fascinating scientific memoir of a life dedicated to uncovering the truth behind some of the most shocking crimes. And a book that will be essential reading for every aspiring crime writer.' - Guardian

'Offers a chilling glimpse into her life's work. The reader, too, becomes more gripped by the forensic details than the horrors of each case. Fascinating stuff.' - Sunday Times

'Gallop's book is compelling' - Daily Mirror

'Fascinating' - The Sun

'This book is rarely other than compelling and despite her modesty she comes across as admirable as well as likeable. She has a rare combination of qualities - a vivid imagination, a capacity for doggedly carrying out difficult and often mundane work and entrepreneurial nous. But what is even more rare is that she has deployed them in genuinely useful work for the public good' - Sunday Express

'One of the profession's leading lights' - Woman & Home

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“Fascinating insights / CSI debunked!”

I love CSI and forensic dramas and crime novels and was expecting to not be entirely unfamiliar with what I'd read here, but it was not the case!
I think what's so fascinating and surprising to me is how... More

“Not as easy as on TV”

When you watch CSI or Bones, agog at all the science, complicated equipment and computers, deep down you know that it cannot be that easy or quick. In Professor Gallop's memoir you find out that it is definitely... More

Hardback edition
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“Hit and Miss”

The book read as more of a list of achievements rather than a forensic’s work! If I had done similar work in my life I would also feel the need to show off, but it read boring at times! Some of the crime scenes/... More

Paperback edition
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