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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 315 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616144475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616144470
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #768,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From the moment the medical examiner gets a call about a suspected homicide, through the trial of the accused and beyond, this book provides rich forensic detail that will tantalize both scientists and civilians. Wecht and Kaufmann make a great team."
-Henry C. Lee, PhD, World-renowned criminalist and author, and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut

"With Wecht’s experienced eye for forensic medicine and law, and Kaufmann’s talent for structure and narrative, this book offers a balanced and comprehensive view of seven very different deadly mysteries."
-Mark Geragos, Criminal defense attorney, California Litigator of the Year for civil law,
and frequent media commentator on legal issues

"What happens when hard science intersects with compelling storytelling? You get a fresh analysis and incisive perspective. Wecht and Kaufmann explore seven cases as diverse as the death of Rolling Stone Brian Jones and the murder trial of Casey Anthony, without losing the humanity behind the scenes."
-Marc Klaas, Victims’ advocate and founder of the KlaasKids Foundation whose goal is to ensure the safety of all children from predatory criminals

"From Crime Scene to Courtroom is skillfully written, forensically intriguing, and highly recommended for anyone interested in the complex stories behind these notorious deaths. Wecht and Kaufmann collaborate in their dogged quest for not only the truth, but justice for the voiceless victims."
-Mark E. Safarik, Retired FBI profiler, partner in Forensic Behavioral Services International,and host of the television series Killer Instinct on the CLOO network

"If you love real-world legal thrillers, this book is a must buy! Wecht and Kaufmann expose never-revealed facts and expert scrutiny of the cases that had you glued to television news night after night, and they also introduce you to other fresh cases with startling twists."
-Wendy Murphy, Former Boston prosecutor, faculty member at the New England School of Law,and frequent news commentator on high-profile crimes

"For true-crime fans everywhere! Wecht and Kaufmann put you at the crime scene and take you right into the courtroom. Forget the TV and cable shows—you’ll turn your TV off because you won’t be able to put down this powerful book."
-Tricia Griffith, Co-owner of WebSleuths.com, the Internet’s number one true-crime discussion forum

About the Author

Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, one of the world’s leading forensic pathologists/lawyers, is the author or co-author of A Question of Murder, Tales from the Morgue, Mortal Evidence, Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey?, Grave Secrets, Cause of Death, and hundreds of professional publications. He has served as president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated television programs, including Dateline NBC, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Geraldo at Large, Issues with Jane Velez- Mitchell, and many others.

Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true-crime journalist whose work has been heralded by law enforcement and the media. The co-author with Dr. Wecht of A Question of Murder, she has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing-person cases for national magazines, including the National Enquirer, Star, and Globe, as well as countless other publications, and has contributed material to Criminalists: An Introduction to Forensic Science, the leading textbook on the subject for high schools and universities. In addition, she is an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night and variety programming.

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Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, one of the world's leading forensic pathologists/lawyers, is the author or co-author of A Question of Murder, Tales from the Morgue, Mortal Evidence, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Grave Secrets, Cause of Death, and hundreds of professional publications. He has served as president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated television programs, including Dateline NBC, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Geraldo at Large, Issues with Jane Velez- Mitchell, and many others.

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Very well written.
Marjorie
Wecht tells an unbiased story full of facts that lets you come to your on conclusion.
Kali
Finished it in one sitting.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Norine Dresser on November 9, 2011
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Although I was reluctant to read the first chapter details about the Casey Anthony trial because the information about the disappearance and murder of the child was so horrendous, nonetheless, I was pulled in by the clarity of writing and non-judgmental presentation of facts. Consequently, I read the book cover to cover and believe I am now more understanding of the justice system and its flaws. I believe this book is a MUST READ for anyone who wants a well-balanced understanding of what goes on behind the headlines related to sensational murder cases.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BON-JOVI UTAH on January 26, 2013
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I love everything about forensic files.This book is good and you do learn about a few unheard of crimes. Not everything is on the news. It does give you a new look on some of the bad handling of the crime scenes. Its sad to read about criminals that don,t get convicted because of incompetent people. Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Baden are awesome, so thank you for their hard work. Well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SoCalBob on February 17, 2012
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If you're hooked on true crime writing, as I am, this book is a must. It covers several high-profile cases with the crucial details the media misses. Well-written, the writers let the facts tell the story. Two thumbs up.
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Very well written. A lot of insight creating a reasonable conclusion and discovery that goes into reenacting a crime. Some crime scenes are a bit repetitive.
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By A. Doyle on November 2, 2013
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Interesting material but not well written. It could have been much more interesting if it had been written with some style.
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By Brandy on September 12, 2013
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I loved this book along with Mortal Evidence, once I started them I couldn't stop reading them. Although I didn't always know who the subject was it was still entertaining and informative.
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By sylvia mathe on August 3, 2013
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I live his stories, they're mesmerizing. Finished it in one sitting. What a brilliant man
Mr wecht is. Of course he's from Pittsburgh, pa., my hometown
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By Georgeanna Hignutt on July 6, 2013
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This is a wonderful book and so interesting. I read it halfway through before putting it down and that was to fix dinner.
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