The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories (British Library Crime Classics) By Martin Edwards (Editor), Martin Edwards (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Martin Edwards (Editor), Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"Edwards combines the well-known (Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers) with the obscure (former actor Ernest Dudley) in this impressive anthology of 14 short stories featuring scientific and technical know-how...fans of TV's CSI will enjoy seeing the evolution of criminal forensics." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

Forensic dentistry; precise examination of ballistics; an expertise in apiology to identify the exact bee which killed the victim?

The detective's role may be simple; solve the case and catch the culprit, but when the crime is fiendishly well-executed the application of the scientific method may be the only answer.

The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction employing principles of chemistry, the latest technological innovations and an irresistable logical brilliance in their pursuit of justice. Containing stories by early masters in the field such as Arthur Conan Doyle and L. T. Meade alongside fine-tuned mysteries from the likes of Edmund Crispin and Dorothy L. Sayers, The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the brain over villainous deeds.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492699620
ISBN-10: 1492699624
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics