Howdunit Forensics: A Guide for Writers Paperback – 4 Apr 2008
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About the Author
D. P. Lyle, MD has worked as a story and technical consultant with many published authors and with the writers and producers of several popular television shows, including Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Cold Case, Peacemakers, House, Medium, and 1-800-Missing.
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I am so glad I found this book. It is a must for crime writers especially if you want to have a credible account of forensics in your novel. It really goes into depth without being too textual and losing the reader in a welter of academia. It is so well-formatted, and the structure makes it easy to find the vital information you need. I found that not only did it enrich my writing but also triggered other ideas for the novel. I think this book is an invaluable asset on any writer's reference shelf. I now know that to write a high quality novel that includes forenscis, this book is an absolute necessity.
It deserves every one of the five stars.
Don't miss this. Highly recommended.
Unfortunately, the first page I turned to was absolutely full of false information. Mr Lyle, the author, claims that arson fires burn faster and hotter than accidental fires. This is WRONG. He then claims that signs of an especially hot fire – concrete cracking, irregularly cracked glass, deep layer of wood charring – are signs of arson. WRONG AGAIN (in several ways)
To be fair to Mr Lyle, fire investigators did at one time believe all this, and indeed in the USA, some innocent people were convicted of arson on the basis of these myths – and at least one was executed. But then in 1992, the National Fire Protection Association published a document debunking these misconceptions.
Mr Lyle's book, published in 2008, should have reflected this better understanding of fire investigation. So now, the question I'm asking myself is: can I believe anything in this book?
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