Write your way around a crime scene with award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D. who offers an insider’s view of each. Howdunit Forensics (Paperback). (sign in to rate). List price R Loot Price R Discovery Miles 3 You Save R66 (17%). Bookmark and Share. Supplier. Howdunit Forensics by D P Lyle – book cover, description, publication history.

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The author also gave a little history about how various techniques were developed and improved over the decades. Lyle makes forensics accessible, so that it’s easy to incorporate into the writing process.

Also, just having a reference to turn to should your character get involved in a contraption that malfuntions and your character or victim suffers both a shattering coup and counter-coup injury and your Medical examiner is wondering if he had a cardiac event?

Lee rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Description 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. The author follows the line of thinking that a crime writer and I felt that helped make the book more accessible. May 15, J.

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Laini rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Lists with This Book. The site and his book are highly recommended. Quotes from Forensics A Guide Jun 17, Eric Susak rated it liked it. It’s very handy to use a reference book as a writer and it’s pretty fascinating just for reading as well.

Malicious Intent Sean P Mactire. Nov 14, Ellen Kucharik rated it liked it. I confess Howdunit Forensics: Medical examiners versus coroners; gathering evidence; the steps involved in an autopsy and what can be discovered; how to discover the identity of a dead body; determining the time of death; determining how the victim died; identifying what caused the wounds; what to look for in suffocation cases including hanging and strangling ; using blood and bodily fluids to help identify the criminal; using DNA to identify the criminal; how to identify when toxic substances including drug overdose and poisons caused death; fingerprints; using bloodstains to reconstruct the sequence of a crime; finding, preserving, and using impressions of shoes, tires, tools, and fabric ; finding and using trace evidence hairs, fur, etc.


Overall, I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about forensics. If you are interested in learning more about forensics beyond what you see on CSI and Law and Order, this is the book for you. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Feb 10, T. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own hiwdunit, or have disabled cookies yourself. In this book, the author takes us through the main elements of a forensic investigation.

This part was my favourite as it answered my questions about how bodies are identified, determination of the time of death, how foremsics victim died, DNA analysis, blood and poisons. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Forensics: A Guide for Writers by D.P. Lyle

Topics include fingerprints, bloodstains, impressions, arson investigations and criminal psychology. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Good enough for me: Not only that, be correct about what color or colors the body is! Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

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Unrelated to the content: I do not use it for a career, but I got it for enjoyment and it has given me that. Ryan rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Sep 12, Gwyn Haller rated it it was amazing Recommends it howdunif 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 howdujit 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.

This book will help me write the perfectly believable murder mystery. The appendix contained more information about the various tools used in forensics.