Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

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9780099416135: Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

William Maples was a groundbreaking criminal anthropologist. From a skeleton, a skull, or a mere fragment of bone, he could deduce the age and sex of a corpse and the manner in which the victim met its death. Numerous brutal and vicious murders were solved through his skill in reading the bones of the dead. "Dead Men Do Tell Tales" reveals the fascinating case histories behind some of his most unusual and horrific investigations. In startling and sometimes gruesome detail, but always with remarkable compassion, Dr Maples describes the steps he took in resolving each mystery - from baffling dismemberment cases to the identity of long-buried skeletons.

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‘A Masterpiece’ -- Patricia Cornwell

‘An excellent book’ -- Kathy Reichs

‘An incredible story, brilliantly told. Maples takes us safely through the valley of shadows and death. Dead Men Do Tell Tales is a masterpiece’ -- Patricia Cornwall

‘He’s not just another clever forensic detective – he’s a poet, a philosopher, and a sly commentator on the fractured human condition’ -- Carl Hiaasen

‘Maples and Browning could have written a dry, clinical analysis of forensic anthropology; instead they tell tales better than the dead could for themselves’ -- New York Time Book Review

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Michael Browning; William R. Maples
Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1996)
ISBN 10: 0099416131 ISBN 13: 9780099416135
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