The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

by E.J. Wagner

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Overview


“Fascinating.”
 –The Christian Science Monitor 
“A double triumph…masterful.”
 –The Toronto Star 
“Utterly compelling.”
–Otto Penzler 
Take a wild ride by hansom cab along the road paved by Sherlock Holmes—a ride that leads you through medicine, law, pathology, toxicology, anatomy, blood chemistry, and the emergence of forensic science during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
 
This new, updated edition of the Edgar® Award-winning The Science of Sherlock Holmes is as fascinating and eye-opening as any Holmes mystery. Author E.J. Wagner delves into gripping real-life mysteries such as:
  • How Jack the Ripper’s brutal 1888 murders could have been solved, if detectives had followed the example of the Holmes mystery A Study in Scarlet, published the year before.
  • The inability of rudimentary forensic science to link Lizzie Borden
In examining the Great Detective’s remarkable adventures—along with gripping real-life mysteries such as the disappearance of Dr. George Parkman, wife-killer Kenneth Barlow, Jack the Ripper, and Lizzie Borden—Wagner gives readers a new perspective on both Holmes and modern-day forensic detection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435163980
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 602,556
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


E.J. Wagner is a crime historian, lecturer, teller of suspense stories for adults, and moderator of the annual Forensic Forum at Stony Brook University’s Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences.

Her work has been published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, the New York Times, and the Lancet. E.J.’s website is http://forensic.to/webhome/ejwagner/.

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