True Stories of CSI by Katherine Ramsland
The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show

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The bestselling forensic psychologist examines the true crimes that inspired the television smash hit, C.S.I.

Katherine Ramsland follows the evidence and revisits some of the most absorbing episodes of the phenomenally popular C.S.I. television franchise, and explores the real-life crimes that inspired them. She also looks into the authenticity of the forensic investigations recreated for the dramatizations, and the painstaking real-life forensic process employed in every one of the actual cases?from notorious mass-murderer Richard Speck, to the massacre of Buddhist monks in an Arizona Temple, to a baffling case of apparent spontaneous combustion.


 

About Katherine Ramsland

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Katherine Ramsland is the author of forty books and over one thousand articles, reviews, and short stories. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy, and teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University. Media such as USA Today, New York Times, 20/20, Today, Primetime, 48 Hours, and NPR often seek her expert commentary.
 
Published August 26, 2008 by Berkley. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Crime. Non-fiction

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For those unfamiliar with the crime-scene forensics television drama C.S.I., be forewarned: there will be blood, gore and dismembered body parts. Prolific author (of both novels and non-fiction) and f

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With advanced degrees in psychology and philosophy, Ramsland (Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice, etc.) is well equipped to guide the reader through a series of thoughtful exercises as a means to finding greater fulfillment in life and work--or what she calls achieving bliss.

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Prolific author (of both novels and non-fiction) and forensic specialist Ramsland digs up the real life corollaries to 25 popular episodes, some obviously drawn from a single source (""Gentle, Gentle,"" based on the 1996 murder of 6-year-old Jon-Benet Ramsey), others composed from disparate incid...

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In True Stories of C.S.I.: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show, best-selling author and forensic specialist, Katherine Ramsland provides a detailed glimpse in the real-life crimes that inspired many of the C.S.I.

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