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The blooding /
Joseph Wambaugh.
edition
1st ed. --
imprint
New York : Morrow, c1989.
description
288 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0688086179
format(s)
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imprint
New York : Morrow, c1989.
isbn
0688086179
general note
"A Perigord Press book."
catalogue key
196314
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards), USA, 1990 : Nominated
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-02-15:
Wambaugh, best known for his books dealing with American crime and detection, here tells the engrossing story of two British sex murders and the police hunt for the killer. The title stems from a procedure of genetic fingerprinting detected by examining blood samples, and used by the police to catch the murderer. Armed with the new discovery for detection, the police launched a massive drive to ``fingerprint'' men in the Narborough village area. Wambaugh gives an inside look at the police and their intense and, at last, successful drive to catch the murderer. He also discusses the process, and some of its limitless possibilities. An excellent account of murder, detection, and this amazing scientific discovery. Recommended.-- Sally G. Waters, Stetson Law Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1988-12-02:
In this latest venture into true crime, Wambaugh ( The Onion Field ; Echoes in the Darkness ) triumphs again. Here he turns to Leicestershire, England, and the slayings of two teenagers, Lynda Mann in 1983, and Dawn Ashworth three years later, killings that were eventually solved through scientist Alec Jeffreys's discovery of ``genetic fingerprinting.'' This discovery was made, ironically, at Leicester University, close to the scene of the crimes, and the technique may revolutionize detection. Wambaugh, ever a master of plotting, first leads readers into suspecting the wrong man and then switches to the actual murderer and the taking of thousands of blood samples in one of the more bizarre investigations ever conducted. Genetic fingerprinting was determined to be foolproof, and the real culprit, Colin Pitchfork, was identified without question. As Wambaugh's fans have come to expect, this is an eminently readable and most impressive book. 250,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Kirkus Reviews,
Publishers Weekly, December 1988
Library Journal, February 1989
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Summaries
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This title covers the tragic and brutal rape of two teenagers in the British Midlands. It covers, in every detail, the massive manhunt that ensued with a twist in the proceedings at almost every chapter.

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