"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.