THE LABORATORY DETECTIVES: How Science Traps the Criminal by Norman Lucas

THE LABORATORY DETECTIVES: How Science Traps the Criminal

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Brief, lifeless recaps of some British decaps and other murders which, according to Lucas, illustrate the increasing importance of forensic science in crime detection -- breathtaking news if you've been dead for the last 150 years. The cases, most from the '50's, are loosely arranged by lab-ready clues -- poison, blood, fires, bullets, the less detectable (hairs, skin scrapings, fabric particles) -- but the private eyes behind the microscope are never met and exactly How Science Traps the Criminal remains a mystery. Other skeletons in Lucas' closet include The Child Killers and a novel Testament of Death.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1972
Publisher: Taplinger