I listen to it often. It reader has great voice, and the stories are haunting and interesting and well worth several listens.
That it doesn't shy away from the horror, but doesn't exploit it either. The aim is to showcase great forensic work, while keeping it accessible to the layperson. It succeeds on both counts.
All the cases are moving in their own way, which is the greta strength of this book.
Great broad overview for people who are ready to step beyond the CSI stuff.
This excellently read, painstakingly researched audiobook tells the story of a factual Victorian railway murder and the subsequent pursuit of justice. It is however, much more than a whodunnit and it explores arguments about the management of evidence, the astute questioning of witnesses and moreover it debates the morality of capital punishment. The closing few chapters are tense, gripping and almost unbearable. the final chapter is perhaps a wee bit too long...phrenology indeed!
The book started slowly for me whilst the author necessarily established facts, but quickly gathered pace to an extent that I listened to the whole thing in just two sittings.
Comparisons with The Suspicions of Mr Whicher are as inevitable as they are invidious. I enjoyed both books although truthfully speaking, this one just edged it for me.