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Forensic science(often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Aaron Elkins' Gideon Oliver is a forensic anthropologist, Eve Duncan featured in Iris Johansen's books is a forensic sculptor. Kathryn Fox has a new series featuring pathologist and forensic physician, Dr.
Looking for something new to read? These debut mysteries are get high marks from readers:
- Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark
- Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
- Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
- Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn.
Looking for a good legal thriller? Read John Grisham or Scott Turow? Check out these award winning authors...
If you enjoy humor with your mystery, like Tim Cockey’s or Janet Evanovich’s stories, you might try Mischief in Maggody by Joan Hess,Carl Hiaasen's Powder Burn, Biggie and the Poisoned Politician by Nancy Bell, Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White, Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer, Murder Grins and Bears It: a Yooper Mys
The general reading public seldom gets a chance to vote for their favorite book and/or author but here's your opportunity to do so. The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel awards in July at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England. Laura Lippman, Mark Billingsham, Val McDermid, and Simon Kernick are among the 14 contenders.
If you like the humor found in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, may we suggest:
On May 7, 2009, the federal government issued the first economic recovery payments to people receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The payments are being issued on a staggered basis throughout the month of May. If you have not received your payment by June 4, 2009, contact the Social Security offices at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit your local Social Security office (34010 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150) to report your payment has not arrived.