How To Be a Detective by Dan Waddell

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Think you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator or a junior Sherlock Holmes? Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Fingerprinting suspects. Dusting for prints they left behind. Combing over the scene of a crime to spot near-invisible clues. Guaranteed to keep sleuths busy and on the case, these lively instructions and hands-on activities cover everything from securing a crime scene and gathering evidence to following footprints, tracking suspects, and interviewing witnesses (and knowing when they are lying!). Among this guide’s special features are:
- An ink pad for taking fingerprints
- A make-your-own periscope kit
- A foldout poster featuring a case to be solved!

About Dan Waddell

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Dan Waddell is the author of Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective. He has also written two crime novels for adults, Blood Atonement and The Blood Detective. He lives in London.Jim Smith is an illustrator whose artwork can be seen on greeting cards, juice bottles, and coffee cups. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives in London.
Published September 6, 2012 by Walker Books Ltd. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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It then proceeds to lay out procedures for gathering hair, fingerprints and like evidence from a living room or other “crime scene.” Succeeding spreads cover surveillance techniques, interviewing “witnesses” and “suspects,” profiling (readers are encouraged to keep a card file on friends and fami...

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