Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book report

Becky checked out a book called Dead Reckoning: the new science of catching killers, by Michael Baden, M.D. and Marion Roach. She seemed pretty engrossed when reading it. I picked it up the other day to skim over the contents and could not put it down.

It is a fascinating collection of anecdotes illustrating what is forensic pathology and why it is important. If you're a fan of crime lab dramas, you'll love the book. This guy is the real thing. He's worked on JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., O.J., the Romanov's and a whole host of other high profile cases in addition to "normal" cases. The book is extremely well written. Smart, accessible, straight forward.

I really enjoyed it.


  1. That does sound fascinating - I love books and films on the subject. I will go right now to our library website and place a hold. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! My wife is a huge fan of all the investigation shows. Not the dramas, but the news ones like Primetime: Crime, and 48 Hours Mystery. She'll love this book!