What The Corpse Revealed

What The Corpse Revealed In Vivid Detail, What The Corpse Revealed Examines The Techniques Used To SolveCases Drawn From The Files Of International Forensic Scientists An American Business Tycoon And His Wife Were Found Shot Dead At Their Home, In A Room With No Windows, Which Was Locked From The Inside No Trace Of The Bullets Could Be Found The Murderer Was Playing Games With The Police, But Could A Smart Young Forensic Scientist Outwit The Killer A Little Boy Disappeared From A Play Area While His Father Read A Newspaper Nearby Police Were Baffled By The Disappearance, Until The Forensic Team Swept The Boy S Home And Found Evidence That Uncovered A Hideous And Almost Unbelievable Crime A Reclusive Retired TV Star Received A Series Of Poison Pen Letters In His Luxury Bel Air Mansion Mysterious Attempts On His Life Followed Forensic Scientists Matched The Fingerprints On The Letters To Those Of His Brother, Yet The Brother Had Died In A House Fire Than A Decade Ago

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Hugh Miller 1937 aka John Watts, was born in Scotland but now lives in Warwick.He is the author of the best seller Ambulance, as well as the highly acclaimed Mike Fletcher crime novels He is an acknowledged expert on forensic medicine and has numerous TV credits.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • What The Corpse Revealed
  • Hugh Miller
  • English
  • 08 February 2018
  • 9780312205461

10 thoughts on “What The Corpse Revealed

  1. says:

    What a misleading title this book has been given I was expecting something along the lines of the wonderful Dead Men Do Tell Tales reviewed in Morbid Curiosity 4 in other words, down and dirty details of how corpses helped solve crimes Only after struggling through eight chapters in which corpses never speak and are sometimes not even consulted did I read the credits page There I discovered that the original British title of this book was Forensic Fingerprints Remarkable Real Life Murder Cases Solved by Forensic Detection A title as dull as its contents.Since there s no point of view in this collection of police cases, there s no one to give any impressions of the cops and doctors who step forward to tell their stories, changing narrators each chapter There s no way to judge if these people know what they re talking about.In fact, Miller s introduction claims that some names and places have been changed I guess you re meant to trust Miller didn t create what follows out of whole cloth I did catch one mistake, so I wonder if there may be others In a chapter about a girl strangled in San Francisco, the movie theater she said she was attending has been moved several miles across town, so that it could be in the neighborhood where her body was found Also, one of the cops one the case refers to the tennis shoes she was wearing as trainers Perhaps a British editor changed that, but it doesn t inspire confidence in the factuality of the quotations.The book isn t completely devoid of entertaining information I did learn a little about hypostasis, or the way the blood settles after death I also found out 20% of the population doesn t secrete the antigens of their blood group in their saliva or semen and so can t be identified by DNA testing.Unfortunately, that s not enough to justify the price of this book.I initially reviewed this in Morbid Curiosity 5.

  2. says:

    WARNING The descriptions of many of these crimes are VERY graphic and the crimes themselves are very disturbing.While this is a good idea, the execution leaves much to be desired It is like watching a CSI episode based on a crime that really happened as the names, places and some of the facts are changed to be dramatic.The author of the book is British and he states in the beginning that he changed the names, places, dates, crimes, pretty much everything in the book, including the quotes from the investigative officers involved with each of the cases The problem with this is that all of the dialog feels the same and is out of place when the crime did not take place in England Using British words for a supposed police officer in NYC or SF gives a bad vibe.

  3. says:

    Most of the time I thumb through a book before I read it but this one I think I found a recommendation for on line and just took a chance It wasn t bad, but it was a little bit like reading the CSI TV show then reading about real cases I like the technical aspects of forensic detective work This book read like crime drama still it was interesting and a quick read probably would ve finished it sooner except for how busy and preoccupied I ve been While most of the 16 cases were interesting there was only one about the death of a four year old boy that was really upsetting I wanted to throw up actually when I finished reading it I had to put the book down for a while after that too The death of innocent children really gets to me on that note I think I ll skip the forensic files for while and read happier tales.

  4. says:

    Interesting, but not very sophisticated or technical.

  5. says:

    What the Corpse Revealed is on my true crime shelf only because I see no need to create a special allegedly true crime but so heavily disguised as to be fictional bookshelf.If this was not marketed as a collection of true casefiles, I d have rated it higher The subject matter is very interesting and the cases are all unusual and have very clever endings.And the writing itself is good Not a standout, but good.However, this book flies a false flag The disclaimer says that to protect innocent people from distress or embarrassment, some names and places have been changed.By the looks of it, just about everything was changed I can find nothing online about any of these cases, nor even ones that are similar The unusual names mentioned come up on a Google search only with references to the book itself, and the other names are so common sounding it would be pointless to try and ssearch for them.I am forced to conclude that the cases themselves are fabricated around a kernel or two of truth Which is annoying and disappointing.What makes it even irritating is that most of the cases as presented here are so sensational that if they d actually happened, there absolutely would have been a good deal of media coverage and thus some verifiable materials online For instance, in the last case presented, a nurse sets fire to an exclusive Hollywood nursing home that catered to former silent movie stars, killing several She also had set fires in other nursing homes where she d worked and we re told that Mia Clark was convicted of killing sixty people.that kind of thing does not go unnoticed by true crime writers and readers Something of this magnitude should certainly have left news stories and documentaries and books, and that goes double when you consider that the last set of victims had been famous at one point.if this had been a work of fiction loosely based on real events I d have given it an extra star or two But as it is, it gets just one because 1 There s no 0 star rating option here and 2 It was at least readable and interesting But you don t get a passing grade for lying to me and pretending you re not.

  6. says:

    Interesting but slightly misconstruedI found the cases throughout the book very interesting, but I feel as though the book may have been advertised slightly wrong What the Corpse Revealed was advertised as a true crime book, and yet Miller himself explained in the preface that he played down the dull parts Although I still greatly enjoyed reading the thrilling cases within the book, I wish that they may have been portrayed in a accurate manner.

  7. says:

    This was a very good book Lots of bizarre and interesting cases that I enjoyed reading about and I believe many others with find intellectually stimulating as well I would highly recommend this book if you are into crime investigation books and forensics.

  8. says:

    A collection of stories from crimes solved by forensics around the world I had read a couple of them before but most were new Many were chilling but all were educational for a true crime buff.

  9. says:

    What the Corpse Revealed is compiled of 16 unique murder cases that were put to rest due to unimaginable uses of forensic science Each case included the background of all related persons, the details of how a body was discovered and analyzed, a brief description of how forensic science provided certain leads for detectives, and how each individual case was eventually brought to a close The biggest take away for this book was that it established the importance of forensic investigation when relating to crimes I, personally, found it truly remarkable how such little evidence can put knowledgeable and thorough criminals behind bars Knowing that this book was published in 1999, and recognizing that technology never ceases to progress, only attributes to my amazement for the use of biology When searching for a non fiction book that integrated the use of forensic science, I was not impressed when coming across this one What the Corpse Revealed consists mostly of plot and read like a snip it from a CSI episode This book did a superb job at withholding the reader s attention, but contained little subtenant use I would recommend this book to someone who wants an easy and engulfing read When reading other reviews on this book, many claimed that this one was, in actuality, fiction If you are someone who wants an authentic, non fiction book, I would not take the chance on reading this one.

  10. says:

    First, the prospective reader should be warned, although this particular book contains forensic scientific investigations based in the U.S the author is almost decidedly English and his vernacular is very much British influenced, making it at times a bit of a bother Yet, the author manages to take a number of interesting criminal cases from around the world and describe the forensic science which led to the revelation of the criminal behind some of the ghastly acts Despite the title of the book, it is not autopsy heavy, but involves cases that are of a CSI type investigation, many of the stories involved even before the CSI era There are some autopsy findings, etc but the book is much about forensic science of all sorts The author changed some of the names, but the stories are all true, gathered in a journalistic manner and presented as such The author never sensationalizes the crimes, some of them quite ghastly, but always keeps his focus on the them of the book the forensics and not the ghastly crimes A very good book and one of the best finds at a used bookstore I ve made I would love to be able to pass it along, but it was an old paperback and it really showed its age as it fell apart.

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