The author, an accomplished science journalist, relates the history of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office, and the accomplishments of the scientists who discovered how to solve deadly crimes with objective knowledge.
A very interesting and enjoyable read, with some colorful NYC history added to the scientific saga.
This excellent history of poisons (as a subset of forensic science) is non-fiction, but it reads like a novel. It is jam-packed with information and the many stories that went with the history of the development of poison detection. It deals primarily with the New York City forensic lab and the dedicated scientists who worked there at its inception....Continua