Congratulations to fellow sciblogger Anna Sandiford on the up-coming release of her book Expert Witness in June.

ExpertWitnessDetails on the book are available at the Publisher’s website. It’s available for pre-order from a number of on-line bookstores[1] in either paperback or e-book formats. Here’s the blurb on the sellers’ websites:

Forensic scientists are crime-solving sleuths producing slam-dunk evidence and tidy endings all in a day’s work …because being a forensic scientist is just like it is on the television, isn’t it? In fact, it’s so much more than this. From examining illegal drugs to collecting pollen samples from corpses, an independent forensic scientist reveals her fascinating world in this book. Using first-hand experience, Dr Anna Sandiford presents a real-life look at the inner workings of forensic science as she recounts her work, as well as that of others, on well-known (and some lesser known) cases that have created so much media and public fascination.

Hopefully the author will chip in with more on her new book on her blog.

Anna is the director of the The Forensic Group.


While putting this post together I discovered that Anna’s blog is ranked in the top 25 forensic science blogs by the US Criminal Justice Degree Schools.

[1] e.g. WheelersFishpond, TimeOut, The Mighty Ape (New Zealand), Fishpond (Australia) or The Book Depository (UK).

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