A killer had been caught, convicted and sentenced, the case closed , all within 114 days. No one suspected – least of all the boy on death row – that it would take almost 50 years for a tiny piece of scientific evidence to answer the question: Was it really murder?
40 amazing stories of how scientists solve crimes, reveal identities, untangle evidence and discover the truth.
This is a fascinating book which focuses on the science that brings the murderer to justice, or solves crime, or even identifies a body. There are very interesting cases in here, like Tsar Nicholas Romanov and his family, Pharaoh Tutankhamun, a serial arsonist, murder cases and lost shipwrecks.
While I watch CSI, sometimes the program exaggerates the information and everything is processed in a day, whereas in real life, it can take weeks to process DNA, geographical scans and interpret the results.
This was a very interesting read, especially if you want to write a murder mystery.