Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand; Curious Adventures of a CSI

There's been an explosion of interest in crime scene forensics in recent years. Images we never thought would make for good viewing are now all over the airwaves. This book was written by a real-life crime scene investigator partly in an attempt to separate fact from fiction.
There are some good day-in-the-life kinds of observations about the job. The author, Dana Kollman, has an annoying habit, though, of reprinting and reveling in the gallows humor shared by investigators of grisly scenes, while simultaneously claiming she's really very sensitive and would never repeat such jokes just for a laugh. Somewhere in there there's a disconnect, and it gets aggravating.
Still, if you're interested in science or criminal investigations, this can be a pretty fun read.


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