Thursday, November 09, 2006

What Mrs. N's Been Reading - The Forensic Files of Batman

I just finished Doug Moench's The Forensic Files of Batman. Very cool! If you're looking at the Batman part of the title and expecting lots of action you'll be disappointed. However, if you're a CSI fan and really get into the forensic science part, this book was great. It's written as a series of journal entries written by either Batman, Alfred, or Commissioner Gordon. The chapters alternate between a short one that describes a particular forensic technique and a longer one that gives the details of a particular case and how it was solved. The forensics part was done extremely well. There was enough detail that you really understood the science, yet it didn't get bogged down in heavy-duty technobabble that would make you scurry for a dictionary. I'm a fan of the original CSI (not the NY or Miami ones) and even having seen every episode, there were some forensics that I had never heard of before. If you enjoy CSI and the nuts and bolts of forensics, I highly recommend this one.

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