Entomology & Death: A Procedural Guide edited by Neal H. Haskell and E. Paul Catts, is a compilation of information collected from well known experts in the field of forensic entomology. In addition to editing the text, several chapters were written by the editors. Their work as well as the other contributing writers' works is well written and organized and the manual is superbly illustrated with line drawings. The introductory chapter covers background information on terminology, definitions, and educational requirements for those who practice medicolegal or forensic entomology. Also, the manual contains historically significant entomological research that provides a foundation for applying its techniques to legal investigations. Concise case histories are used to illustrate how insects significantly contribute to criminal investigations. The manual describes some basic structural biology, metamorphic processes, habitats, and other environmental factors that affect the development of forensically important arthropods. There is an excellent discussion of blow fly development and how it may be used as a time of death indicator. In addition, entomological data analysis from evidence collected at the scene is discussed. Some information regarding death scene procedures, security and the treatment of evidence is covered as well. Proper collection techniques and preservation methods are discussed and also given is a detailed list of materials and equipment needed by the investigator. Useful reference information such as several formulas for mixing standard killing and preserving solutions are discussed. Also, presented are laboratory procedures for raising insect larvae. The manual concludes with some information on ethics, guidelines for testifying in court and a helpful glossary complete with numerous references cited. This manual is an exemplary text, and I would highly recommend it for police officers, crime scene technicians, investigators, medical examiners, and forensic scientist. Presently, published information on forensic entomology is extremely limited. This manual definitely fills a void in the field of forensic entomology.