The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

by E.J. Wagner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118040126
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

E. J. Wagner is a crime historian, lecturer, teller of suspense stories for adults, and moderator of the annual Forensic Forum at Stony Brook University's Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences. Her work has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, the New York Times, and the Lancet. E. J.'s Web site is http://forensic.to/webhome/ejwagner/.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Dialogue with the Dead.

2 Beastly Tales and Black Dogs.

3 A Fly in the Ointment.

4 Proving Poison.

5 Disguise and the Detective.

6 The Crime Scene by Gaslight.

7 A Picture of Guilt.

8 Shots in the Dark.

9 Bad Impressions.

10 The Real Dirt.

11 Notes from the Devil.

12 A Voice in the Blood.

13 Myth, Medicine, and Murder.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely read for any Holmesian/Sherlockian! It was an enormous help when I was writing a research essay on how Holmes foreshadowed the progression of forensic science, and for that I'm extremely thankful! Without it, it wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable to write. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well researched presentation of the historical development of forensic science using Sherlock Holmes to introduce the topics. More interesting reading than expected. Recommended for any SH fan of course.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago