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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Paperback)

            By Hooper, Chloe

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            On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were... known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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            ISBN 9781760895242
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
             

            The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Paperback)

            By Slater, Dashka

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            One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both their lives forever.

            ISBN 9781526361233
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hooper, Chloe

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            The Arsonist takes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundr...eds made homeless. Here, in the Latrobe Valley, where Victoria's electricity is generated, and the rates of unemployment, crime and domestic abuse are the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist tells a remarkable detective story, as the police close in on someone they believe to be a cunning offender; and a puzzling psychological story, as defence lawyers seek to understand the motives of a man who, they claimed, was a na'f that had accidentally dropped a cigarette. It is the story not only of this fire - how it happened, the people who died, the aftermath for the community - but of fire in this country. What it has done, what it has meant, what it might yet do. Bushfire is one of Australia's deepest anxieties, never more so than when deliberately lit. Arson, wrote Henry Lawson, expresses a malice 'terrifying to those who have seen what it is capable of. You never know when you are safe.' As she did in The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper takes us to a part of the country seldom explored, and reveals something buried but essential in our national psyche. The bush, summertime, a smouldering cigarette - none of these will feel the same again.
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            ISBN 9780670078189
            Published NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrow, Ronan

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            A new non-fiction project.

            ISBN 9780708899267
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity (Hardback)

            By Betz-Hamilton, Axton

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            In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Axton Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal and deceit.

            ISBN 9781538730287
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue

            Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Everett, Peter; Hollington, Kris

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            Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.

            ISBN 9781785785979
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            From Russia with Blood: Putin'S Ruthless Killing Campaign and Secret War on the West

            From Russia with Blood: Putin'S Ruthless Killing Campaign and Secret War on the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blake, Heidi

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            Orwell Prize-nominated journalist Heidi Blake uncovers exclusive details of Vladimir Putin's worldwide meddling with dissident voices. This is the explosive and true story of how Russia operates in our cities, right under the noses of the most powerful nations in the world, and w...hy even they can't stop him.
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            ISBN 9780008300067
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Diana: Case Solved: The Definitive Account That Proves What Really Happened

            Diana: Case Solved: The Definitive Account That Proves What Really Happened (Hardback)

            By Howard, Dylan; McLaren, Colin

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            This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry. --Letter written by Princess Diana, late 1996 It is a moment that remains frozen in hist...ory. When the Mercedes carrying Diana, Princess of Wales, spun fatally out of control in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris in August 1997, the world was shocked by what appeared to be a terrible accident. But two decades later, the circumstances surrounding what really happened that night--and, crucially, why it happened--remain mired in suspicion, controversy, and misinformation. Until now. Dylan Howard has re-examined all of the evidence surrounding Diana's death--official documents, eyewitness testimony and Diana's own private journals--as well as amassing dozens of new interviews with investigators, witnesses, and those closest to the princess to ask one very simple question: Was the death of Princess Diana a tragedy...or treason? Diana: Case Solved has uncovered in unprecedented detail just how much of a threat Diana became to the establishment. In these pages you will learn of the covert diaries and recordings she made, logging the Windsors' most intimate secrets and hidden scandals as a desperate kind of insurance policy. You will learn how the royals were not the only powerful enemies she made, as her ground-breaking campaigns against AIDS and landmines drew admiration from the public, but also enmity from powerful establishment figures including international arms dealers, the British and American governments, and the MI6 and the CIA. And, in a dramatic return to the Parisian streets where she met her fate, the two questions that have plagued investigators for over twenty years will finally be answered: Why was Diana being driven in a car previously written off as a death trap? And who was really behind the wheel of the mysterious white Fiat at the scene of the crash?
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            ISBN 9781510755031
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Front Page Detectives
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            The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, Updated and Expanded Edition

            The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, Updated and Expanded Edition (Hardback)

            By Kendall, Elizabeth; Contributions by Kendall, Molly

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            Inspiration for the Prime original series Ted Bundy: falling for a killer --Jacket.

            ISBN 9781419744853
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Abrams
            Interest Age General Audience
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