Monday, July 20, 2009
Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand
That book title got your attention! It got mine too. Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI is by real life CSI Dana Kollmann. When I say real life, I mean she didn't go to work in 6 inch stilettos, plunging neckline, chunky jewelery and big night out ready full make-up and hair like they do on telly. (Does that really annoy you too?)
Kollmann worked with the crime lab with the Arlington County and Baltimore County police departments and in this book relates some of the more curious things she came across in her grizzly line of work. The are plenty of urgh moments and there's lots of humour and so far I'm loving this book. It's a great slice of life in the real world of CSI from someone who is a natural storyteller. She manages to sneak in quite a bit of technical detail without it sounding like a forensics 101 lecture.
It's given me a few ideas about what to do with bodies...