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Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI Paperback – February 1, 2008
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In the same chapter, she meets another mentally challenged individual, whom she nicknames Frodo because of his feet. His house is dirty. Here's another excerpt: "I continued dusting [for fingerprints], not even caring that I was using my dirty brush. This was the brush I saved for gross things, like powdering toilet seats. I didn't like to use the filty, germ-laden thing...inside people's homes, but Frodo had asked for it. I was tempted to cover the earpiece and mouthpiece of his telephone with fingerprint powder so he'd walk around town with a black face just because he annoyed me."
Does this sound like a professional person to you? There are many, many more incidents like those mentioned above, including a gratuitous bit of nastiness to a funeral home receptionist. She also documents times when, while on duty, she went home to tend to personal business. She knew she was doing wrong because she was worried about being "caught" at home. If she had worked for me, she would have been gone.Read more ›
This book is also in dire need of a good editor. Repeatedly the word "hoards" is used when "hordes" is intended, and other similar errors.
If you want to read a GOOD book about forensic science, try William Maples' "Dead Men Do Tell Tales." He writes about interesting case studies - not just random happenings on the job - and manages not to denigrate the people he encounters and those whose remains he studies.
Also the book contains many typos and word choice errors (i.e., site instead of sight, shuttered instead of shuddered) which makes me wonder if the publisher employs any proofreaders at all. Overall, the book seems sloppy and rushed. But she gives plenty of disgusting details about death scenes.
For those who are not experienced in crime scene investigation, as long as you can tolerate very graphic descriptions of dead bodies and such, then this will be a good book to start with to get an understanding of what is involved in the world of forensics.
For those of us who have done crime scene investigation, there are several sections where you will find yourself laughing, nodding your head with the familiarity of what she is describing, and you may experience a little deja vu!
Either way, this book is a winner.
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I am glad I still decided to purchase. Interesting content and gives a decent insight into the authors career. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kristine Moroney
Love it. From one who has spent years in the field of forensics, every page rang true. A fantastic read, not to be missed!Published 5 months ago by David K.
Great position for all the people who watch CSI series and dream about work for legal forces. Dana Kollmann shows her work with specific sense of humor and doesn't try to hide dark... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Zofia Nowinska
Great book!!! I couldn't put this down, reading the other comments by people finding it mean and disgusting... Read morePublished 6 months ago by casandra Marie brockman
Halfway thru it. Seems pretty good so far. I work in the medical field so I get a kick out of her stories!
As for the Seller, the book was in good shape as promised.
This was a fun and interesting romp through what actually goes on in CSI, as opposed to the television version. An enjoyable, darkly humorous (and at times slightly gross) read.Published 11 months ago by Linda S. Green
Laugh-out-loud funny, slightly gruesome at times, yet highly enjoyable with every turn of the page, this book is one that I have recommended to several different people over the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by GreySky14
If you are at all interested in what a CSI's life is really like -- or even if you aren't all that interested (and I put myself in this category) -- you HAVE to read this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by BookLady