The Blooding

The Blooding

Book - 1989
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Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough.  Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved.  Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered.  But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c1989.
ISBN: 9780553282818
0553282816
Branch Call Number: 364.1 WAMB
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 17 cm.

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JENNELISE HAFEN Aug 22, 2014

The crime novelist writes the compelling true story of how fingerprinting has become "second fiddle" to the use of DNA for identification.

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sewingroomnerd
Jun 20, 2012

Interesting book on the history of when DNA was first recognized and used to successfully prosecute a murderer.

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