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Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator

Patricia Wiltshire



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03 September 2019
Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; True crime; Forensic science; The natural world, country life & pets
In Traces, Professor Patricia Wiltshire will take you on a journey through the fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined.

She'll take you on a journey searching for bodies of loved ones - through woodlands, along hedgerows, field edges, and through plantations - solving time since death, and disposal of remains, from ditches to living rooms. She will give you glimpses of her own history: her loves, her losses, and the narrow little valley in Wales where she first woke up to the wonders of the natural world. And Pat will show you how her work with a microscope reveals telltale traces of the world around us, and how these have taken suspects of the darkest of criminal activities to court.

From flowers, fungi, tree trunks, and car pedals - to walking boots, carpets, and even corpses' hair: Traces is a fascinating, unique, and utterly compelling book on the universal themes of life, death, and one's indelible link with nature.
By:   Patricia Wiltshire
Imprint:   Granta
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   361g
ISBN:   9781788702706
ISBN 10:   1788702700
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Patricia Wiltshire has worked on over 250 criminal cases across the UK, including some of the most high-profile cases of the past 25 years. A leading voice in forensic science, she has worked with every police force in the UK on cases involving rape, murder, abduction, neglect, and searching for graves and hidden remains. She lives in Surrey with her husband David and cat, Maudie.

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