THE MAKING OF A DETECTIVE by Robert H. Millimaki

THE MAKING OF A DETECTIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Few armchair detectives would be as foolish as ""you"" are when, assigned to accompany Detective Jim Brogan through three days of investigations, you fail to see the importance of reports of a delivery truck parked in the driveway on the same afternoon as a house is burglarized of to recognize bits of glass and metal found at the scene of a hit-and-run accident as important clues. Millimaki, who wrote the more exacting Fingerprint Detective (1973), uses actual police photos to teach observation at the scene of the crime, heel-print identification and how police identify car makes and models from small fragments of chrome. But the cases are so routine and ""your"" role in solving them so passive, that we'd just as soon tag along with Blassingame's Science Catches the Criminal (1975).

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1976
Publisher: Lippincott