Cold case investigators scrape back paint in a renovated flat where a murder was committed twelve years earlier, and find a blood stain that leads them to a killer. Scientists extract DNA from crime-scene samples collected in 1973, and a 21st-century hunt for a triple murderer begins. A forensic dentist probes the mysterious death of an ancient Egyptian mummy. A long-forgotten palm print leads detectives to the real perpetrator of a murder for which an innocent man has already served 12 years' jail.
In this collection of fascinating cold cases from Australia, the UK and the US, award-winning writer Liz Porter shows how modern forensic science can unlock solutions for crimes and mysteries unsolved for decades, and, in some cases, centuries.
Praise for Liz Porter:
"...each of her stories reads like good crime fiction... a compulsive read" - The Sydney Morning Herald
"A delightful and entertaining writer..." - Weekend Australian
Winner of Davitt Award for Best True Crime 2011