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A Voice for the Dead

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In the midst of his distinguished law school career, James Starrs made an extraordinary leap into the politically fraught, physically arduous business of actually exhuming bodies to solve cold cases that have defied answers for years. Helped by cutting-edge technology as well as the forensic science he had been teaching for decades, he has made important discoveries. These fascinating revelations are dramatically chronicled in A Voice for the Dead.

Starrs's passionate intention is to set the record straight, to right the wrongs done by tall tales and cover-ups, by even the most cherished historical legends. Among the high-profile cases he writes about are Jesse James-are the remains buried in his purported grave really Jesse's? Mary Sullivan-was she, as supposed, a victim of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed, perhaps falsely, to being the Boston Strangler? And the Cold War government scientist who fell to his death from a high floor of a New York hotel-did he jump or was he pushed?

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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: A Voice for the Dead
Author(s): James Starrs
ISBN: 0-399-15225-3 / 978-0-399-15225-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: A Voice for the Dead: A Forensic Investigator's Pursuit of the Truth in the Grave
Author(s): James Starrs, Katherine Ramsland
ISBN: 0-425-20768-4 / 978-0-425-20768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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