An amazingly written true crime book. Don't start this one if you have things to be done, because they won't get done. You think you have it all figured out and wham another piece of the story is dropped.
First admission I'm making is that I love true crime books. The
second admission I'm making is that I love science/scientific proof. This book perfectly combines both. The true story of a murder in England with telltale biological evidence left behind had one obvious suspect that the authorities thought was a dead ringer. All of the men in the entire town helped solve the case by mostly voluntarily participating in a "blooding" which ultimately gave them the proof they needed. Excellent writing by an author more known for his best-selling fiction, mostly police novels.
an interesting true crime story of one of the first cases to involve DNA and 'genetic fingerprinting'. a quick and easy read and rather facinating!
This was the first true crime I read and now I am hooked
From Library Journal
Wambaugh, best known for his books dealing with American crime and detection, here tells the engrossing story of two British sex murders and the police hunt for the killer. The title stems from a procedure of genetic fingerprinting detected by examining blood samples, and used by the police to catch the murderer. Armed with the new discovery for detection, the police launched a massive drive to "fingerprint" men in the Narborough village area. Wambaugh gives an inside look at the police and their intense and, at last, successful drive to catch the murderer. He also discusses the process, and some of its limitless possibilities. An excellent account of murder, detection, and this amazing scientific discovery. Recommended.
- Sally G. Waters, Stetson Law Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.