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Howdunit Forensics

Author : D P Lyle
ISBN : 1582974748
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics—from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction—and discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes: Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimes A breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methods Detailed information on what a dead body can reveal—including the cause, mechanism, and manner of death The actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, such as bloodstains, documents, fingerprints, tire impressions, and more Forensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.

More Forensics And Fiction

Author : D. P. Lyle
ISBN : 1605423947
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Answers medical and forensic questions about such topics as doctors and hospitals, poisons and drugs, police and the crime scene, coroners and autopsies, traumatic injuries and illnesses, and the crime lab.


Author : John Boertlein
ISBN : PSU:000058703250
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Includes the best of this crime series, along with 13 new chapters.

Howdunit The Book Of Poisons

Author : Serita Stevens
ISBN : IND:30000060350455
Genre : Reference
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Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.

Howdunit Book Of Police Procedure And Investigation

Author : Lee Lofland
ISBN : 1582974551
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Police Procedure & Investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes: More than 80 photographs, illustrations, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsies Detailed information on officer training, tools of the trade, drug busts, con air procedures, crime scene investigation techniques, and more First-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, and criminal encounters Police Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book!

Cause Of Death

Author : Keith D. Wilson
ISBN : 0898795249
Genre : Reference
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Part of the Howdunit series. Provides essential details about homicide and forensic medicine that writers need to create a credible murder story.

Modus Operandi

Author : Mauro V. Corvasce
ISBN : 0898796490
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Offers writers information on how killers, armed robbers, arsonists, white collar criminals, and con men operate, and describes how these criminals are caught

The Writer S Complete Crime Reference Book

Author : Martin Roth
ISBN : UCSC:32106009987121
Genre : Social Science
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A guide for writers provides facts and a resource list for nearly every aspect of crime

Scene Of The Crime

Author : Anne Wingate
ISBN : PSU:000059282235
Genre : Reference
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Provides information on how evidence is measured, collected, identified, and analyzed, the timetable of activity at a crime scene, and technical terms and professional techniques used

Armed And Dangerous

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 1618090038
Genre : Adventure stories
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Talk about murder! Inaccurate information about weapons can kill your story before a potential publisher has even finished reading your manuscript. Today's readers of mysteries, thrillers, Westerns, true crime, police procedurals, and romantic suspense are better informed about weapons than ever before. If you think you can slip one past these readers, you're wrong. Dead wrong. You don't have to be a gun buff to need this book. If you care enough about your readers and your craft to strive for accuracy, then this book is your comprehensive source for information on: - The characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of hundreds of weapons - Which weapons were available during each period of history, including their wars - Weapons favored by various types of criminals and terrorists - Weapons used by law enforcement - Weapons used for hunting - You'll also find a glossary of weapon-related terms and a series of appendices including: - A selective chronology of firearms development - Comparative handgun identification information - Comparative trajectories of rifle cartridges In the past, this kind of information was attainable only through hours of digging. Now it's available at your fingertips in one handy guide. Make sure your story is accurate-refer to Armed & Dangerous! "Clear, well-written and hugely useful-I rate it a 10 with a bullet! Whether you write crime fiction or just need a few realistic details about a gun for any type of book, this is an indispensable guide." -Susan Burnham ..".aids in avoiding those embarrassing historical and descriptive gaffes regarding firearms and explosives." -School Library Journal "If you're one of those scribes who believes that killing machines are better left on the printed page, this [book] will prove invaluable in giving your Glocks, dum-dum rounds, and spookily-named Hotchkiss guns the unmistakable ring of authority." review

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