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Author Goldfarb, Bruce, author.

Title 18 tiny deaths [sound recording] : the untold story of Frances Glessner Lee and the invention of modern forensics / Bruce Goldfarb ; introduction by Judy Melinek, MD.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2020]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Audiobook - HDBB-1  CD 363.25 GOL    DUE 10-27-20
Edition Unabridged.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 083000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
audio file rdaft
CD audio
Note Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Nan McNamara.
Summary Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and made it her life's work. Best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dioramas that appear charming-until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies-splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs-clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today. 18 Tiny Deaths is the story of a woman who overcame the limitations and expectations imposed by her social status and pushed forward an entirely new branch of science that we still use today.
Subject Lee, Frances Glessner, 1878-1962.
Crime scenes -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Forensic sciences -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Forensic scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author McNamara, Nan, narrator.
Melinek, Judy, writer of introduction.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Added Title Eighteen tiny deaths
ISBN 9781980014652
Music No. C05405 Recorded Books

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