American Sherlock

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

American Sherlock

American Sherlock

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century. Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was one of the nation's first expert witnesses, working in a time when the turmoil of Prohibition led to sensationalized crime reporting and only a small, systematic study of evidence. However with his brilliance, and commanding presence in both the courtroom and at crime scenes, Heinrich spearheaded the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests, and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. His work, though not without its serious--some would say fatal--flaws, changed the course of American criminal investigation. Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon--as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them.

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American Sherlock
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Kate Winkler Dawson
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-11 - Publisher: Penguin

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century. Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen
American Sherlock
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Evan E. Filby
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-31 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

American ​Sherlock is the biography of pioneer criminologist Luke S. May and describes the role he played in the development of scientific methods of investigation.
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Language: un
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Authors: KATE WINKLER. DAWSON
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

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Language: un
Pages: 404
Authors: Harry Dickson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-01 - Publisher:

When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came. Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes
Professor Augustus Van Dusen American Sherlock Holmes
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Pages: 552
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