Category Archives: Forensics

Gone in Seconds by A J Cross

Gone in Seconds by A J Cross Orion, 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, July 2012. Advertisements

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The Calling of the Grave by Simon Beckett

Beckett, Simon – ‘The Calling of the Grave’ Hardback: 336 pages (Feb. 2011) Publisher: Bantam Press ISBN: 0593063457 Forensic anthropologist David Hunter continues his geographical wanderings after his experiences in Norfolk, a remote Scottish island and at Tennessee’s “murder farm” … Continue reading

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Body Count, by P. D. Martin

Body Count (MIRA) It is all too rare that we in the UK can read some of the great Australian crime fiction currently being published. I write “great” because of all the wonderful reviews I read on the Australian (mainly) … Continue reading

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The Dirty Secrets Club, by Meg Gardiner

The Dirty Secrets Club   What's behind the double deaths?The Dirty Secrets ClubBy Meg GardinerDutton. 368 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Maxine Clarke Imagine being a rich, successful person, top of your game in sports, medicine, television or the law. But … Continue reading

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Disco for the departed, by Colin Cotterill

Disco for the Departed The third book in the series that began with THE CORONER'S LUNCH and continued with THIRTY-THREE TEETH continues our journey of discovery of a magical-realist, independently minded group of protagonists in landlocked, impoverished 1970s Laos. Dr … Continue reading

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Trial by Blood, by John Macken

Trial by Blood Debut novel DIRTY LITTLE LIES introduced GeneCrime, a high-tech forensic laboratory led by Reuben Maitland and attached to the UK police force. The first 100 or so pages of the sequel TRIAL BY BLOOD recap how everything … Continue reading

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Written in bone, by Simon Beckett

Written in Bone In his accomplished follow-up to his best-selling debut THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH, Simon Beckett sends his protagonist, forensic archaeologist David Hunter, to the remote Scottish island of Ruma. When a burnt corpse is discovered in an isolated hut, … Continue reading

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Wash this blood clean from my hand, by Fred Vargas

Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand The eccentric Commissaire Adamsberg and his team, with varying degrees of reluctance, are going to Canada to learn about DNA fingerprinting techniques from none other than the famed Mounties. Before leaving, however, Adamsberg … Continue reading

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