Maggots, Murder, and Men Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist

Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

St. Martin's Griffin



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256 Pages



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Forensic entomology is the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime. Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioglu, one of the leading international experts in the field, describes his own high-profile real-life cases.


Praise for Maggots, Murder, and Men

"In Maggots, Murder and Men, Erzinçlioglu tells a fascinating and anecdotal story, and tells it with humanity."—P.D. James, The Sunday Times (London)

"A rich varies tale of a forensic entomologist who has solved many a murder mystery by dating the insects found on the corpse."—Colin Wilson, Literary Review

"Captivating . . . just the sort of thing to brighten a mystery buff's day."—Kirkus Review

"As much a page-turner as a vintage Christie."—St. Petersburg Times

"Fascinating . . . reads like a casebook for Sherlock Holmes . . . riveting."—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

  • Zakaria Erzinçlioglu was director of the Forensic Science Research Center at Durham University, and senior research associate at Cambridge University. Widely regarded as one of the leading forensic entomologists in the world, Dr. Erzinçlioglu was an active champion for justice until his untimely death in 2002.