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Science of Sherlock Holmes : From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

Science of Sherlock Holmes : From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases - 06 edition

Science of Sherlock Holmes : From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780470128237

ISBN10: 0470128232

Science of Sherlock Holmes : From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective
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Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Science of Sherlock Holmes : From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective

ISBN13: 9780470128237

ISBN10: 0470128232

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Praise for The Science of Sherlock Holmes''Holmes is, first, a great detective, but he has also proven to be a great scientist, whether dabbling with poisons, tobacco ash, or tire marks. Wagner explores this fascinating aspect of his career by showing how his investigations were grounded in the cutting-edge science of his day, especially the emerging field of forensics.... Utterly compelling.''_Otto Penzler, member of the Baker Street Irregulars and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop''E. J. Wagner demonstrates that without the work of Sherlock Holmes and his contemporaries, the CSI teams would be twiddling their collective thumbs. Her accounts of Victorian crimes make Watson's tales pale! Highly recommended for students of the Master Detective.''_Leslie S. Klinger, Editor, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes''In this thrilling book, E. J. Wagner has combined her considerable strengths in three disciplines to produce a work as compelling and blood-curdling as the best commercial fiction. This is CSI in foggy old London Town. Chilling, grim fun.''_John Westermann, author of Exit Wounds and Sweet Deal''I am recommending this delightful work to all of my fellow forensic scientists.... Bravo, Ms. Wagner!''_John Houde, author of Crime Lab: A Guide for Nonscientists''A fabulously interesting read. The book traces the birth of the forensic sciences to the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmes. A wonderful blend of history, mystery, and whodunit.''_Andre Moenssens, Douglas Stripp Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and coauthor of Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases

Author Bio

E. J. Wagner is a crime historian, lecturer, teller of suspense stories for adults, and moderator of the annual Forensic Forum at Stony Brook University's Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1. Dialogue with the Dead.
2. Beastly Tales and Black Dogs.
3. A Fly in the Ointment.
4. Proving Poison.
5. Disguise and the Detective.
6. The Crime Scene by Gaslight.
7. A Picture of Guilt.
8. Shots in the Dark.
9. Bad Impressions.
10. The Real Dirt.
11. Notes from the Devil.
12. A Voice in the Blood.
13. Myth Medicine and Murder.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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