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Crime Scene

Inside the World of the Real CSIs

Connie Fletcher

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Most people who work as actual crime scene investigators will tell you two things: Television doesn't always show the truth...and science never lies. But how do DNA experts, trace analysts, medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and cold case detectives work together to produce evidence and solve a case--beyond the shadow of a doubt?
 
In this fascinating, true-life account, America's leading crime experts share their personal, unforgettable stories. From powder burn to fiber analysis, blood spatter to skeletal remains, New York Times bestselling author Connie Fletcher takes you into a world of crime-solving that's even grittier, more bizarre, and more shocking than any TV show. It's a thrilling ride into the dead center of a crime scene.
 

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Chapter One 
Crime Scene Processing
 
Do it right the first time. You only get one chance. Once things have been moved, once things have been changed, once you lose that little window of opportunity, it's gone forever.
 
--Vernon J. Geberth, Commander, Bronx Homicide, NYPD (Ret.), Author of Practical Homicide Investigation
 
A crime scene investigator has to have a positive attitude. You've got to believe you're going to find the evidence. I just learned to play golf. It helps you search the crime scene. My ball goes into the woods. Every time. Now it's
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"Forget the CSI versions of TV crime scenes. Here's the real stuff."--Elmore Leonard
 
"Fully engrossing…tragic, and telling."--Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Grand Prix awards
  
"Fletcher captures the language, the beat, the nuance, the very essence of her subjects. A terrific book."--Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards
 
"Not just fascinating and real, it's actually fun to read."--Joseph Wambaugh, author of the Edgar Award-winning Fire Lover: A True Story
 
"As close as you will ever get to being in the middle of a criminal investigation."--Barry Fisher, Crime Laboratory Director, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Connie Fletcher

  • CONNIE FLETCHER is an associate professor of Journalism at Loyola University in Chicago, and is the author of the bestsellers What Cops Know, Pure Cop, and Breaking and Entering.
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    Inside the World of the Real CSIs

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