Murder Isn't Easy

Murder Isn't Easy: The Forensics of Agatha Christie

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Social Sciences, Popular Science
Hardback Published on: 21/10/2021
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Murder Isn't Easy
Illuminating
A fantastic book that looks at the forensics and methods of death (within Christie's works) from a scientific view point. It constantly references Christie... READ MORE
Emily@waterstonestorquay
Murder Isn't Easy
Fantastic book!
This is the best book I have read so far about forensics! Carla Valentine is an exceptional writer with deep knowledge of forensic cases being herself a fo... READ MORE
Francesca

Synopsis

While other children were devouring the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, Carla Valentine was poring through the pages of Agatha Christie novels. It was this early fascination that led to her job as a pathology technician, trained in forensics and working in mortuaries. Nearly every Agatha Christie story involves one - or, more commonly, several - dead bodies, and for a young Carla, a curious child already fascinated with biology, these stories and these bodies were perfect puzzles. Of course, Agatha herself didn't talk of 'forensics' in the way we use it now, but in each tale she writes of twists and turns with her expert weave of human observation, ingenuity and genuine science of the era. Through the medium of the 'whodunnit', Agatha Christie was a pioneer of forensic science, and in Murder Isn't Easy Carla illuminates all of the knowledge of one of our most beloved authors.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751577778
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 560g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 34 mm

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Murder Isn't Easy
Great for forensic details...
Here is an impressive and original very well researched study about death in most of Agathe Christie novels. Valentine is clearly a very knowledgeable pro... READ MORE
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