The Natural History of Crime

The Natural History of Crime: Case studies in death and the clues nature leaves behind

Fiction & Poetry, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Hardback Published on: 14/03/2024
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The Natural History of Crime
amaizng book through and through
One has to applaud the painstaking, ceaseless efforts of Patricia to work for justice and desire to give closure to those families affected by horrendous c... READ MORE
Catherine Cannon

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AS SEEN IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE UK'S NO.1 FORENSIC ECOLOGIST LOOKS AT HER MOST HIGH-PROFILE AND INTERESTING CASES...

'I love puzzles, and finding answers is the only truly enjoyable part of what I do.'

Professor Patricia Wiltshire is a forensic ecologist, her days spent at crime scenes collecting samples, standing over dead bodies in a mortuary, or looking down her microscope for evidence.

Working at the interface of where the criminal and natural world interact, Patricia has been involved in some of the most high-profile murder cases. Now, through a study of her most infamous, and fascinating cases - including the murder of Sarah Payne, and the Soham murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman - Patricia will show us how she finds the answers to some of the worst crimes imaginable. Not only does she help the police solve crimes and give answers to the most bemusing circumstances, she can help to exonerate the innocent and enable confessions from the guilty.

In The Natural History of Crime we join Patricia in putting the puzzle together, teasing the evidence out of her cases and showing us all how life and death have always been, and always will be, intertwined. Nature has given us a messy, imperfect world, but her job is to help make sense of it when we need it to most.

Praise for Patricia Wiltshire's memoir, Traces:

Astonishing... absolutely fascinating. - Lynda La Plante

'It's truly forensically fascinating (even for someone in the field!) while also being emotionally honest and challenging at times. Pat is really to be congratulated for an excellent and engrossing book. - Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes.

  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781789466485
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 555g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm

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