Mailbox Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

 

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is still on tour, with September’s spot being at Bermudaonion’s Weblog.

 This past week, I only had two books come into my mailbox (which is probably a good thing, if you saw the size of my to-read pile – er, mountain!) I received one book from PBS and one book for review.

From PBS:

Cracking Cases: The Science of Solving Cases by Dr. Henry Lee

CRACKING CASES takes the reader through the entire investigative process of five murder cases, with world-renowned forensic expert Dr. Henry C. Lee as your guide. Dr. Lee is considered by many to be the greatest criminalist in the world. He gained wide-spread public recognition through his testimony in the televised O.J. Simpson trial and has dedicated his life to establishing the truth at crime scenes no matter where the trail of evidence leads him and no matter which side these scientific findings eventually assist. In each case, Dr. Lee presents an easily understood, detailed scientific explanation of how he investigated the murders, analyzed the evidence, and used forensic techniques that played a critical role in finally bringing the criminals to justice. The reader is treated to an absorbing discussion of how forensic experts examine blood-spatter evidence and use blood identification, DNA analysis, and other scientific technologies developed in the world’s best laboratories. CRACKING CASES is a fascinating insider’s look by an international authority into the pursuit of justice in some of the most grisly criminal cases of recent times. Anyone who enjoys reading true crime and detective stories will surely find this book captivating.

From Anna Suknov at FSB Associates for review:

 City in Shadow by Evan Marshall

A Hidden Manhattan Mystery – A frightened woman leaves a note reading HELP ME outside Sanitation supervisor Anna Winthrop’s apartment . . . A career-making story leads a journalist to a human-trafficking ring . . . A woman acts as bait in an effort to track down her missing sister . . . and Anna’s visiting cousin Patti prowls New York’s dark streets, but won’t say why. All roads lead to the Kirkmore, a sinister apartment tower harboring a secret more horrifying than anyone could ever have imagined.

So I’m looking forward to both of these books, especially the new review book! I’m also looking forward to seeing what goodies everyone else has received this past week 🙂

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