Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI
Informative, witty. . .Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics. --Booklist
Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with this frank, unflinching, and unforgettable account of life as a crime scene investigator. Whether explaining rigor mortis or the art of fingerprinting a stiff corpse on the side of the road, Dana Kollmann details her true, unvarnished experiences as a CSI for the Baltimore County Police Department.
"Riveting." --M. William Phelps, author of Murder in the Heartland
Unlike the popular crime dramas proliferating on today's television networks, these forensic tales forgo glitz for grit to show what really goes on. Kollmann recounts stories that the cops and the CSI's usually leave in the field, bringing the sights, smells, and sounds of a crime scene alive as never before.
"Raw and real." --Connie Fletcher, author of Every Contact Leaves a Trace
Unveiling the process and science of crime scene investigation in all its can't-tear-your-eyes-away fascination, Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand takes you into the strange world behind the yellow tape, offering a truly eye-opening perspective on the day-to-day life of a CSI.
"Gritty, witty, and heartfelt . . . a must-read." --Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of A Perfect Husband
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mrs_McGreevy - www.librarything.com
Gross, fascinating, and often hilarious account of one CSI's most interesting cases. Worth reading for the story where she tries to buy coffins in bulk over the phone alone. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bemislibrary - www.librarything.com
Graphic politically incorrect look at being a forensics as told by a former Maryland and Virginia crime scene investigator. Author Kollmann describes health risks, emotional encounters and offers some ... Read full review