18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

The story of the Gilded Age Chicago heiress who revolutionized forensic death investigation. As the mother of forensic science, Frances Glessner Lee is the reason why homicide detectives are a thing. She is responsible for the popularity of forensic science in television shows and pop culture. Long overlooked in the history books, this extremely detailed and thoroughly researched biography will at long last tell the story of the life and contributions of this pioneering woman.

Title:18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781492680475
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  • Petra-X

    This book is shaping itself up to be the worst book of the year so far. Apology - This review is long, negative and probably boring and I can't bring myself to go back and edit it. I had so little int...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.This one is definitely a good read for those who are True Crime enthusiasts. This starts off a little slow,...

  • Diane S ?

    I first read about this amazing woman in the book, "Savage Delights." She is another vital woman rescued from the obscurity if history. Her father was a self made Irish man who founded the company tha...

  • Dee Arr

    I had never heard of Frances Glessner Lee before reading this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed author Bruce Goldfarbs book. There are many elements contained within its pages. Readers are permitted an i...

  • Shaelene (aGirlWithBookss)

    This was one of my most anticipated books for 2020, forensics is something Ive always had a strong interest in. So I was thrilled when I got approved for this arc. Frances Lee Glessner was born into a...

  • Kelly Long

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is a great history of the "medico-legal" subject. A lot of research went into this. It's a ...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics by Bruce Goldfarb isn't quite what I wa...

  • Travelling Bookworm

    (I have received this book as an ARC from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)Death fascinates us as humans: despite its inevitability, we are still shocked, upset, and morbidly curious about...

  • Tedi

    There are always points in biographies or historical nonfiction such as this that I think to myself I do not care. That never once happened with this book. I was captivated through every chapter. Fran...

  • Susan F

    Frances Glessner Lee appeared to be a "rich woman who didn't have enough to do." What she really was created a widespread industry reaching from "Legal Medicine" , i.e. forensics to homicide investiga...