With the immense popularity of such television shows as “CSI: Miami”, “CSI: New York”, and “Bones”, it is evident that the subject of forensics interests a lot of people. But did you know that there are great mystery series that feature forensics? Of course, most know that the TV series “Bones” is based upon characters created by Kathy Reichs in her Temperance Brennan series. Another novelist famous for her forensic pathologist protagonist is Patricia Cornwell with her Kay Scarpetta series.
Perhaps you were less aware that there is a great new series written by Simon Beckett? His series is set in the Norfolk marshlands and features Dr. David Handler. The first book in this series is “The chemistry of death“.
Another forensic detective is Reuben Maitland who is the lead character in the books by John Macken. The first book in this series is “Dirty little lies“.
Beverly Connor‘s series featuring forensic anthropologist Diana Fallon now numbers seven titles of which the last is “Dust to Dust“.
Last but not least, there are the Eisenmenger and Flemming forensic mysteries written by Keith McCarthy. This delightful series begins with the title “A feast of carrion“.
For forensics with a historical slant I recommend you try “Mistress of the art of death” by Ariana Franklin. This award-winning novel is set in 12th century Cambridge, England.