Colin Beavan is the author of Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science. He has written for Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Men’s Journal, and Wired.
"Beavan admirably brings to vivid life the tangled human tale behind a technological breakthrough. (36 line drawings and halftones)"
A lively, fascinating recounting of how fingerprints came to be a means of criminal identification, with emphasis on the personalities, claims, and peccadilloes of the men involved.
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