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Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

A new exhibition at the Wellcome Institute in London, Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, reveals the history, science and art of forensic medicine through original evidence and forensic instruments, archival material, film footage and art work. 307 more words

Crime Fiction

The Skeleton Road

I am reviewing the psychological thriller The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid which is a very good book that I bought from a local supermarket. This book is around 450 pages so is a decent length. 201 more words


Stacking The Shelves (April 18)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared! 554 more words

Weekly Posts

Fiction can tell the truth at election time

Val McDermid made the interesting observation in The Guardian (Saturday 4th April) that when people lose trust in politicians, they need to find it elsewhere – and are turning to fiction for some kind of truth. 32 more words


March Book Haul

All of this month’s babies were purchased in London and I really had to restrain myself not to go home with the entire store. But all these were either cover buys or author buys. 1,081 more words


P.I. Investigated: "The Mermaids sing" by Val McDermid

The veiled aquatic theme of “a fish out of water” in the title of Val McDermid’s first Tony Hill novel is an apt one. Among the cluster of characters gathered to tell its story is a female Detective Inspector in a world of men, a criminal profiler who isn’t like the others and a killer who is uncomfortable in their own skin. 302 more words


6. Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

My 52 Books Challenge has crawled to almost a standstill, and I can only put this down to picking long books that require concentration! Thankfully, the next two on my list promise to be much quicker, so hopefully I’ll have some reviews up for you sooner rather than later! 598 more words