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Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl

Judy Croome lives, writes and reads in Johannesburg, South Africa.  A novelist & poet, Judy loves cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, rainy days and cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) Visit Judy on www.judycroome.com or join her on Twitter @judy_croome

Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases

Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases - Cyril Wecht,  Greg Saitz,  Mark Curriden,  Henry C. Lee A well-documented book on nine high profile and controversial true crimes in the USA. Written in gruesome detail, the style is at times pedantic, but one would imagine this is an essential quality for a forensic scientist who would need to be meticulous down to the last hair.

There's also personal anecdotes (e.g. the information that the author doesn't gamble) and prejudices (e.g. the author's overt judgement on beauty pageants for little girls) which, at times, detracted from the overall professionalism of his fact-reporting.

Clearly a strong personality, who enjoys the limelight, Dr Wecht's comprehensive reporting of these cases provides interesting research background and information.