The Killer Catcher

By Brian J. Heard

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  • ISBN: 9781844545193
  • Publication Date: 3 Mar 2008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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The life of a forensic scientist isn't just confined to the lab. As Brian Heard reveals in this book, it is thrilling and terrifying work that most certainly is not for the fainthearted. Intelligence, nerve and a strong stomach are essential.As Britain's top forensic detective, over the past 38 years Brian Heard has been involved in some of the most high profile and brutal cases in criminal history. When the Krays were active during the sixties he was in charge of finding out which gangs were responsible for which bodies. And when the notorious Triads made a hit it was his skill and keen eye that established who the culprits were.With a mixture of humour, sadness, violence, cunning and human tragedy, this is a fascinating memoir that will take the reader on a nail-biting journey through a side of the underworld that few ever see."The Killer Catcher" details the incredible techniques that are used to fight crime and is essential for anyone who has ever wondered how our nation's horrific mysteries are ever solved.A mixture of technical insight and nail-biting drama makes this one of the most exciting true crime books yet. Brian Heard is acknowledged as the primary expert in this field, both here and around the world. He regularly appears on TV as a forensic 'pundit' and tours the country hosting lectures. Brian will be undertaking all forms of publicity.

About the author

Brian Heard started his working life as an analyst in Charringtons brewery in 1963 but he found the work very repetitive and was soon looking elsewhere for more interesting employment. He found this as a general forensic chemist in the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, which he joined in 1964. Several years later he transferred to the Firearms and Ballistics section where he rose to the level of Deputy Head of the laboratory. In 1977 he left the New Scotland Yard laboratory for what remained of the Colonies and joined the Royal Hong Kong Police. In 2002 he retired as Director of the Bureau. In 1996 he published A Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics - Examining and Interpreting Forensic Evidence - widely recognised as the standard reference work on the subject. Amongst his many personal interests he is an accomplished rock climber.

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