Blooding, The by Joseph Wambaugh

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This is the suspenseful and powerful true story of the discovery of DNA identification by a university geneticist in the Midlands of England—which changed the world of forensic science and police work forever—and of its very first use in the hunt for a serial killer who terrorized a quiet English village. Playboy said, “this book holds the tension and excitement of an imaginative police novel.” Yet every word of it is true.
 

About Joseph Wambaugh

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Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight.
 
Published January 1, 1989 by Wm. Morrow & Co. New York. 428 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Wambaugh's darkest nonfiction since The Onion Field: a sleek and steadily gripping chronicle of the rape/murder of two English girls and of the relentless manhunt for the killer, finally nabbed through the nascent technique of genetic fingerprinting.

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Wambaugh's latest triumphant venture into true crime turns to Leicestershire, England, and the slayings of two teenagers, killings that were eventually solved through scientist Alec Jeffreys's discove

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In this latest venture into true crime, Wambaugh ( The Onion Field ; Echoes in the Darkness ) triumphs again. Here he turns to Leicestershire, England, and the slayings of two teenagers, Lynda Mann in

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