Blood Secrets: A Forensic Expert Reveals How Blood Spatter Tells The CrimeScene's Story

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Pan Macmillan Australia, May 1, 2010 - True Crime - 320 pages

Blood Secrets, by blood-spatter expert Rod Englert, is fascinating inside look at what really happens during the reconstruction of a crime scene, using examples from a career filled with homicide cases of the famous and infamous. Many of the most spine-tingling case studies are of lesser-known murderers, but Englert also reveals never-before-told details from his work on well-known cases involving O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake, Bob Crane, and others.

How can the police tell what type of murder weapon was used when the body is missing, and all that's left is a trace of gore? How can they tell if a victim was moved, or which person in a room fired the fatal shot?

When Rod Englert began his career in law enforcement, virtually no police force in the world knew how to correctly examine blood spatter. Englert spent years studying and testing how blood behaves, pioneering a vital new tool that is now a part of any criminal investigation. Blood Secrets reveals how blood spatter analysis is used in real cases. Englert lays out what he's learned in cases varying from obscure but puzzling murders in remote towns to the highest-profile celebrity trials. His stories will fascinate any fan of true crime, mysteries, or TV shows like CSI.

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About the author (2010)

Rod Englert, a 44-year veteran of law enforcement, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was President of the 159th Session. He is a member of the International Homicide Investigator's Association; a Past-President of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstructionists; and is Past-President of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts.

Kathy Passero is an award-winning writer and reporter and is the author of five nonfiction books on a variety of subjects.

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