Sunday, 23 March 2008

Forensics and Fiction


If crime, motive, method and forensics is your thing then Forensics and Fiction by award winning author D.P. Lyle, M.D. is well worth the time. He explains in a way that is easy to comprehend . Many writers of novels and movies to television show writers consult Lyle seek answers from the ordinary to the macabre. The book is written in five chapters, covering, Illnesses, Doctors and Hospitals, 2..Poisons, Toxins, Medications and Drugs, 3..The Police, the Crime Scene, and the Crime Lab, 4..The coroner, the Body, and the Autopsy, 5..Odds and Ends_Mostly Odds. With writers wanting the most accurate information the scenarios go from, 'Can a Corpse Be Bled After Death', to 'How Would a Mummified Corpse Be Identified' and 'Can Blood and DNA Be Found on a Knife Years Later?'. Compelling reading, its the kind of book that even though you have read it, you can go back and read it again and it will still hold as much fascination. Thank you Lordsomber.

4 comments:

CherryPie said...

It sounds really interesting!

Nunyaa said...

oh it is, I couldn't put it down and to some it may sound gory but isn't.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Death, where is thy sting?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Personally I find that kind of book terrifying but you give it a great review!