Val McDermid looks at entomology and pathology, from a Chinese criminal investigation in 1247 to the case of Dr Crippen.
By Val McDermid. Today, Entomology and Pathology - from a Chinese criminal investigation in 1247 to the case of Dr Crippen.
Bestselling crime author Val McDermid, author of The Wire in the Blood and The Vanishing Point, is fascinated by forensic science - the secrets it can reveal and the way it has altered the processes of justice. Val delves into medical archives and interviews scientists, exploring as far back as the murder of Julius Caesar and early recorded forensic science in thirteenth century China as well as famous modern cases.
Read by Val McDermid
Abridged by Sian Preece
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.