The Coroner’s Daughter by Andrew Hughes

I read about the book ‘The Coroner’s Daughter’ by Andrew Hughes in the BBC History Magazine. As my readers know I like to read historical fiction especially if it takes place at the onset of forensic sciences. Well, Hughes opens the story with a severed hand and floating baby lungs in a glass bowl with […]

Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I

Albino Luciani, known as smiling Pope John Paul I, died on Sept 28, 1978 after a papal reign of only 33 days. He was 65 years old. Lack of clarity The death of Albino Luciani (Oct 17, 1912 – Sept 28, 1978) has long been one of speculation, intrigue, conspiracy, and wild accusations involving the […]

Samantha and Gianna Rucki

Today a new book came out about the Samantha and Gianna Rucki case. It is called “The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden” by Michael Brodkorb & Allison Mann. Wise Ink Creative Publishing was kind […]

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrea Burnet

The book’s title is your red flag: is it a blood-covered piece of work or, a cursed work? If it is the first, who spilled the blood and why? If it is the latter, is the killer cursed by their crimes or were they predestined to commit these crimes? And the project itself, who started it […]

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

As I mentioned in Sum it Up! #57, I am reading up on forensic odontology. I came across this book “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist.” A quick glance told me it was about the wrongful convictions of both Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. They were wrongfully convicted when two girls (both three years […]

Unmasking the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer

Some crimes are committed by unknown persons. In other cases we know their names. Sometimes we discover their DNA and learn details about them without yet having a name. And some carry more than one name. I knew the name “Night Stalker.” This name usually refers to Richard Ramirez who was on death row until […]

Jason Lucky Morrow’s Famous Crimes

The book “Famous crimes the world forgot” by Jason Lucky Morrow is a perfect fit here at DCC. I too like to know more about old cold cases. This book review concerns Volume II. It came out in 2017.  Volume I came out in 2014. I have not read Volume I. Jason Lucky Morrow’s website is […]

The Long Term Missing by Silvia Pettem

This book is critical for all who wishes to research missing people cases. When a person is missing for more than three months, that case is usually considered long-term. But when exactly is someone missing? Read this: “There are a variety of different circumstances which fit that description. A missing person may be a victim […]