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Forensics in Fiction

The Architect
Keith Ablow
Dr. Frank Clevenger, forensic psychiatrist

Diana Abu-Jaber
Lena Dawson, fingerprint examiner

Earth Colors
Sarah Andrews
Em Hansen, geologist and investigator

Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Dr. Megan Rhys, forensic psychologist

The Bone Yard
Jefferson Bass
Dr. Bill Brockton, forensic anthropologist

Unknown Means
Elizabeth Becka
Cleveland forensic scientist Evelyn James

Written in Bone
Simon Beckett
Dr. David Hunter, forensic anthropologist

Defensive Wounds
Lisa Black
Theresa MacLean, Cleveland forensic scientist

The Bone Chamber
Robin Burcell
Forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick

Death Benefit
Robin Cook
Various medical examiners & medical researchers

Red Mist
Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, forensic pathologist

The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme, criminologist, and Amelia Sachs, forensic expert

From the Depths
Gerry Doyle
CIA forensic scientist Dr. Christine Myers

Ends of the Earth
Tim Downs
Dr. Nick Polchak, forensic entomologist

Skull Duggery
Aaron Elkins
Gideon Oliver, professor of forensic anthropology

G.H. Ephron
Dr. Peter Zak, forensic neuropsychologist

A Murderous Procession
Ariana Franklin
Adelia Aguilar, Medieval forensic pathologist

The Nightmare Thief
Meg Gardiner
San Franscisco forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett

The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
Tess Gerritsen
Dr. Maura Isles, Boston medical examiner, and Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli

Anatomy of Deception
Lawrence Goldstone
19th century Philadelphia physician Dr. Ephraim Carroll

The House at Sea’s End
Elly Griffiths
Ruth Galloway, forensic anthropologist

False Mermaid
Erin Hart
Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Dr. Nora Gavin

A Hard Death
Jonathan Hayes
Dr. Edward Jenner, Florida medical examiner

K. I. A.: A Dr. Kel McKelvey Novel
Thomas Holland
Dr. “Kel” McKelvey, scientific director of an identification lab

Iris Johansen
Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor

Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel
Jonathan Kellerman
Alex Delaware, criminal psychologist

Grounds for Appeal
Bernard Knight
Welsh pathologist Dr. Richard Pryor

Clea Koff
Forensic anthropologists Jayne Hall & Steelie Lander

Double Dexter
Jeff Lindsay
Dexter Morgan, Miami blood-splatter analyst

Dark Alchemy
Sarah Lovett
Dr. Sylvia Strange, forensic psychiatrist

Blowback: The Fifth of the Enzo Files
Peter May
Enzo Macleod, Scottish forensic expert

The Runner
Peter May
Margaret Campbell, forensic pathologist

Soul Seeker: A John Eisenmenger Forensic Mystery
Keith McCarthy
Dr. John Eisenmenger, forensic pathologist

The Devil’s Ribbon
D. E. Meredith
Professor Alphonse Hatton, forensic scientist, and his assistant Albert Roumande, 1850s London

Caught Dead
Dorothy P. O’Neill
Liz Rooney, coroner’s assistant

Flash and Bones
Kathy Reichs
Dr. Temperance “Tempe” Brennan, forensic anthropologist

Truth Catcher
Anna C. Salter
Breeze Copens, forensic psychologist

Karin Slaughter
Dr. Sara Linton, physician and medical examiner, and Georgia Bureau of Investigations Detective Faith Mitchell

Out at Night
Susan Arnout Smith
Grace Descanso, crime scene technician

Vienna Twilight: A Max Liebermann Mystery
Frank Tallis
Dr. Max Liebermann, psychoanalyst and colleague of Sigmund Freud, early 1900s Vienna

Where Petals Fall
Shirley Wells
Jill Kennedy, British forensic psychologist

The Last Lie
Stephen White
Dr. Alan Gregory, psychologist

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