Victorian CSI

Victorian CSI

4 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$20.55

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The first edition of William A. Guy's "Principles of Forensic Medicine" was published at the start of Victoria's reign; the final edition, from which these selections derive, was published towards the end, just a few years after the Whitechapel horrors had pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public's consciousness. With this guide in hand, a detective could tell whether the victim had suffocated, drowned, been shot, stabbed, or struck by lightning, spontaneously combusted, frozen to death or expired due to starvation - or, as the guide warns, was not dead at all, but simply in a state of 'suspended animation'. Suggestions include examining the face of the deceased for an 'expression of angry resistance', a clear indication of murder, and studying the demeanour of the nearest and dearest in cases of suspected 'secret poisoning'. With original woodcuts, case studies and notes on identifying the corpse and walking the crime scene, "Victorian CSI" will fascinate lovers of crime fiction and of true crime alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0752455133
  • 9780752455136
  • 1,484,918

Rating details

7 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2)
4 57% (4)
3 0% (0)
2 14% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X