While other children were devouring the works of Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, mortician Carla Valentine was fascinated by Agatha Christie novels. Through the medium of the ‘whodunnit’ – her stories littered with dead bodies – the novelist was a pioneer of forensic science. Now a pathology technician working in mortuaries, Carla reveals the depth of Christie’s knowledge and delves into the gruesome forensic world of her infamous murders.

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Murder Isn't Easy: The Forensics of Agatha Christie


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