Fingerprints and Talking Bones: How Real-life Crimes are Solved

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Delacorte Press, 1997 - Criminal investigation - 131 pages
3 Reviews
Can a skeleton confess? Can a talking parrot actually lead the police to a suspect?


Throughout the twentieth century, important crimes have been solved with unusual clues that have required detectives to go off the beaten track and sometimes to consult with experts from scientific fields. Charlotte Foltz Jones has drawn together numerous actual accounts that illustrate the fascinatingly diverse and often surprising paths to truth. Bugs, dirt, bite marks, and even pets are all potential crime-solving clues. This page-turning book is perfect for detectives-to-be, young scientists, and all those interested in a peek at the police work that goes on behind the scenes.

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User Review  - Rebecca Morstan-Watson - Goodreads

I was into this stuff for a while, and I was fascinated by this book. The technology has advanced since this book written, so it easily outdated. However, the true stories of solved crimes are never outdates. Read full review

Review: Fingerprints and Talking Bones

User Review  - Daisy - Goodreads

so far in this booke, it's talking about how in a crime scene, when an anthropologist finds bones, they can deteermine the sex,race,whether or not the person was left or right handed, and the way that the person was killed. Read full review

Contents

Fascinating U S Crime Facts
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Fascinating U S Crime Facts
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Fascinating U S Crime Facts
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About the author (1997)

Jones is the author of three more books.

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