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This review is from: Murder, Suicide or Accident (Hardcover)
"This review is from: Murder, Suicide or Accident The Forensic Pathologist at Work (Hardcover)
First, the pseudonym of Bernard Picton was used at a time when it was "not good form" for a professional man to use his real name when publishing. That said, it was written by a world class forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Knight, CBE (also known for fiction under both Picton and Knight) for the layman. It concentrates on the U.K. mostly but touches upon other areas of the world too. Some of the historical content is interesting not to mention the 'then' current state of affairs in forensics. Some things never change (too much) so I wouldn't cast it off as 'outdated.' A lot of people will be surprised to learn that the realities of the science compared to the fiction was often far apart just as it is today (warning - don't believe everything you hear and see in the movies and on TV / Telly today; juries too often believe what they see in the media and expect to see the fiction in evidence). True, there is some new knowledge that was not available at the time of the writing of this title but perhaps not as much as one might imagine. If you don't accept that, the book still has a lot of value today. I have never been disappointed by Picton / Knight and have not been after reading this title either."
I should note that I found a copy in the U.S. at a very reasonable price and in very good condition.