First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
–Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
–Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
–Finally… reveal the book!
“Seventeen pathologists and medical examiners, all dressed in dark suits and ties, sat around a long table in a wood-panelled conference room on the third floor of Building E-1 of Harvard Medical School. It was autumn of 1944. Thousands of Miles away, war ravaged Europe and the Pacific Islands “
18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics
by Bruce Goldfarb
The story of the Gilded Age Chicago heiress who revolutionised forensic death investigation. As the mother of forensic science, Frances Glessner Lee is the reason why homicide detectives are a thing. She is responsible for the popularity of forensic science in television shows and pop culture. Long overlooked in the history books, this extremely detailed and thoroughly researched biography will at long last tell the story of the life and contributions of this pioneering woman.
I’m on the blog tour for this book so I will be posting my review on Monday.
See you guys in the next one…