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How to Solve a Crime: The A-Z of Forensic Science

Angela Gallop

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Forensic science

A fascinating and insightful book on the world of forensic science, by respected forensic scientist and author of When the Dogs Don't Bark

The gripping new book by the eminent forensic scientists, Angela Gallop
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CRIME [Noun]: An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law

Forensic science is one of the most important aspects of any criminal investigation. It can allow the authorities to do everything from positively identify a suspect in a crime to determine exactly when and how a crime occurred.

Professor Angela Gallop has been at the forefront of forensics for over 45 years. During her remarkable career, she has worked on hundreds of cases from the seemingly unsolvable to outright bizarre and is often essential in finding the crucial piece of evidence to help solve them.

In How to Solve a Crime, Gallop takes readers behind the police tape and into the heart of the crime scene. From being bemused by mediums to helping identify the man who stabbed George Harrison, the crimes in this book offer a real insight into the mind of a forensic scientists.

With unparalleled access and insight, Gallop explains what forensic scientists look for in a crime scene and how crimes are really solved.
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Praise for WHEN THE DOGS DON'T BARK
'Fascinating' Guardian

'Offers a chilling glimpse into her life's work. . . fascinating stuff' Sunday Times

'Compelling' Daily Mirror

'A casebook that reads like The Encyclopaedia of Murder' Daily Express

'One of the professions leading lights' Woman & Home

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Angela Gallop

Angela Gallop is one of the world's most eminent forensic scientists. During a career spanning more than 45 years, she has helped to drive change and transformation within the service, both in the UK and abroad. A specialist in cold-case investigations, Angela has led forensic teams to find vital evidence in many of the UK's most challenging cases, including the deaths of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell, Roberto Calvi and many others.

In 2015, Angela was awarded a CBE for her services to forensic science.

Her first book, When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth was published in 2019.

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