Books by Henry Scammell

Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"News of the sort usually reported in The Wall Street Journal or on 60 Minutes gains a human dimension in Scammell's morality tale starring two American archetypes: the team player and the lone whistleblower of personal integrity."
Forget the lawyer jokes. Here admirable attorneys and their determined clients use a peculiar law to wallop some haughty perps who almost lifted billions from Uncle Sam's pockets. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"The general reader in search of true-crime forensic suspense, though, will be better off with Christopher Joyce & Eric Stover's livelier Witnesses from the Grave (1990). (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bullet, stab, and hatchet wounds abound in this super-serious memoir/essay about police science—but Ubelaker (Curator of Anthropology/Smithsonian Institution) and Scammell (Mortal Remains, 1991) avoid sensationalism in discussing their gruesome subject, and give a close, often technical look at how skeletal remains aid in solving mysteries. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1991

"Though neatly written and edited, Scammell's story of sex, slaughter, and Satanism is too dry to live up to its subject."
A cool-tempered combination of police science and forensic anthropology that tells of satanic murders in Fall River, Mass.- -where Lizzie Borden chopped up her parents. Read full book review >