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Maggots, Murder, and Men

Maggots, Murder, and Men

Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist

Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

St. Martin's Griffin


Trade Paperback

The science of forensic entomology-the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime-is extremely specialized, combining as it does an expert knowledge of entomology with keen powers of observation and deduction. Dr. Erzinclioglu has been a practitioner for over twenty-five years and has been involved in a great number of investigations, including some recent high-profile cases, where his evidence has been critical to the outcome.

A great admirerer of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Erzinclioglu compares his own techniques with those of his fictional hero, and takes the reader behind the often gruesome but deeply fascinating scenes of a murder investigation. This absorbing book ranges over cases from history, prehistory and mythology to the present day and is as gripping and readable as a good thriller.


Praise for Maggots, Murder, and Men

“Sure to attract readers from among 'CSI' devotees, this book is a page-turner--but not for the squeamish. The logic in the book could shame Sherlock Holmes. A total find.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel

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About the author

Dr. Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

Dr. Zakaria Erzinclioglu was formerly Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University and also Director of the Forensic Science Research Center at Durham University. In his capacity as a forensic entomologist he is one of the most experienced scientists in the business. He is well known in England and has appeared in a number of television programs including The Witness Was a Fly for the BBC.

Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

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