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Forensics

(2014)
An Anatomy of Crime
A non fiction book by

 
 
The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces.

Forensics draws on interviews with top-level professionals, ground-breaking research and Val McDermid's own experience to lay bare the secrets of this fascinating science. And, along the way, she wonders at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death, how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist uncovered the victims of a genocide.

In her novels, McDermid has been solving complex crimes and confronting unimaginable evil for years. Now, she's looking at the people who do it for real. It's a journey that will take her to war zones, fire scenes and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.



Used availability for Val McDermid's Forensics

Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2391-0 / 978-0-8021-2391-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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1800 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome Collection)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-78125-319-6 / 978-1-78125-319-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome Collection)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-78125-494-X / 978-1-78125-494-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wellcome Collection
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October 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome Collection)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-78125-495-8 / 978-1-78125-495-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wellcome Collection
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2515-8 / 978-0-8021-2515-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome Collection)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-78125-170-3 / 978-1-78125-170-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4712-8311-9 / 978-1-4712-8311-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us about Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-62231-739-4 / 978-1-62231-739-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Forensics (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4712-8464-6 / 978-1-4712-8464-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime (Wellcome Collection)
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Wellcome Collection
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU