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A gripping and fantastic insight into criminal pathology
on 28 April 2000
Professor Keith Simpson's evocative descriptions of how to determine the cause, time, place, method and sometimes motive of a corpse is mind blowing to say the least. The book describes his life as one of Britain's first criminal pathologists, frequently describing actual cases and how various conclusions were reached. At times throughout the book a strong stomach is necessary, but how do you describe terrible deeds without horrible facts? I just could not put the book down until I had finished it and then only started to re-read the whole thing again. Especially recommended for the "True Life Murder" brigade and anyone interested in forensic pathology.