Author(s): Beverley Macdonald
Everything you wanted to know about crime, this is one of the first six titles launching the fantastic new non-fiction series, It's True!
Psst! It's true! This is the best book on CRIME you'll ever read!
Did you know that maggots can help solve crimes? That right-handed criminals run away to the left when they leave a crime scene? That the people who are best at detecting lies are not police but mothers?
Once you had to catch a crook red-handed to prove him guilty. Now we can use the pattern of a bloodstain, fingerprints, computers and DNA samples to solve crimes. Even so, mysteries remain, like the Shark Arm murder and the strange case of D.B. Cooper, who jumped out of a plane with $200 000 and was never seen again ... Astound your friends with gory fact and stories of true crime.
"How can a young reader not pause to pick up any of the It's True!nonfiction series? They have what must surely be the funkiest, attention-grapping titles on any bookshelf loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible." Kevin Steinberger, Magpiesvol 20, No. 3, July 2005.