CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Enjoy these titles featuring forensic specialists
The Apprentice: a Novel
A crime wave has broken out on the streets of Boston, with wealthy citizens the target of a deranged man. The crimes suggest one killer: Warren Hoyt, a murderer currently behind bars. But when Hoyt escapes, Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks he may be coming after her, the officer who put him behind bars.
Forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock attracts the attention of a killer while investigating a murder that may involve a respected organ donation clinic.
CASS FIC PEARSON (Book on cassette)
Chain of Evidence: a Novel
Are two strange, seemingly unrelated suicides actually murders committed by a brilliant scientist? And if there is a forensic specialist on the wrong side of the law, can police believe what the evidence seems to tell them?
When a plane goes down in North Carolina, Temperance Brennan is called in to help recover and identify the bodies. But missing passengers and extra body parts lead her on an unexpected investigation.
CASS FIC CORNWELL (Book on cassette)
Cruel and Unusual
The state executed Ronnie Joe Waddell, but his fingerprints are found at a crime scene after his death. Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta becomes a suspect herself when a security leak compromises her investigation into this seemingly impossible crime.
The Bone Collector
Lincoln Rhyme, a brilliant forensic criminalist, was left a quadriplegic after an accident on the job. A new partner becomes his arms and legs as they hunt for a killer obsessed with New York’s history. Forensic detective work and high-tech gadgetry combine in this graphic thriller.
A psychological thriller featuring forensic psychologist Peter Zak, an expert at determining the truth behind the sometimes-faulty memories of murder witnesses.
Thomas P. Mauriello and Ann Darby
The Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes
Mauriello, a real-life forensics expert, uses 6 dioramas to teach students how to investigate a crime scene. Photos of the real “dollhouses” accompany this novelization of the crimes in each diorama.
Michael M. Baden
Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers
An in-depth look at the forensic techniques, including blood-spatter and DNA analysis, autopsies, and insect life cycles, that CSI’s use every day to solve crime.
Henry C. Lee
Cracking Cases: The Science of Solving Crimes
Takes a step-by-step look at five homicide cases, and how forensics played a critical role in the investigations of each.
Crime Scene: The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science
A richly illustrated guide to forensic techniques aimed at the non-scientist. Go behind the crime scene tape to a world where no piece of evidence is too small to be analyzed.
William M. Bass
Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm where the Dead Do Tell Tales
Corpses are subjected to both everyday and unusual circumstances to help scientists study death.
Douglas H. Ubelaker
Bones: A Forensic Detective’s Casebook
Forensic anthropologists reveal how, with no other clues, bones can tell the story of a crime.
Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers
Although marketed to mystery writers, this book’s user-friendly question and answer format is accessible and informative for anyone who wants to learn more about forensics.
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