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True Crime Cases from Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht, rev. ed.

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About the Book

This book is an in-depth exploration of four fascinating true crime cases from the files of Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., one of America’s most respected forensic pathologists. Coauthored by crime writer Dawna Kaufmann, it explores both the technical and the human sides of murder—and includes new and shocking revelations for each case.
Featured cases include the puzzling death of a wealthy self-help guru at the hands of “The Harlem Kevorkian” and the case’s latest legal ramifications. Next covered is the abduction of a little girl, held captive within shouting distance of her loved ones, and her killer’s bizarre trial. Authors then explore the story of a relative who refused to give up on solving the vicious murder of a popular dentist when law enforcement tried to cover up the crime. Lastly is an unimaginable tale of two heroic grandparents who worked to save a baby from the depths of evil. These “twisty mysteries” feature colorful characters, cinematic story-telling and exciting techniques in modern science.

About the Author(s)

Cyril H. Wecht M.D., J.D., is an internationally acclaimed forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant who has become famous for consulting on deaths with a high media profile. His expertise has been called upon in cases involving John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, JonBenét Ramsey, Laci Peterson and Kurt Cobain, the fatal stabbings of the family of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the O.J. Simpson slayings, and the Waco Branch Davidian fire, among many others.

Dawna Kaufmann is an investigative reporter for a variety of national publications and has worked on some of the highest-profile trials and sex crime cases of our time. She’s the only journalist to have gotten an admission directly from W. Mark Felt that he was, indeed, Watergate’s “Deep Throat,” solving one of America’s greatest political debates. She has also worked as a network TV producer, as well as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live and other series.

Bibliographic Details

Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.

and Dawna Kaufmann

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8521-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4386-1
Imprint: Exposit

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Wecht and Kaufmann provide great mystery writing with rich forensic detail.”–Henry C. Lee, Ph.D., world-renowned criminalist

• “These are two top-notch writers in the real world of legal thrillers.”–Wendy Murphy, J.D., TV commentator and adjunct professor of the New England School of Law

• “Dr. Cyril Wecht is the Sherlock Holmes of scientific sleuthing.”–Robert K. Tanenbaum, J.D., former New York prosecutor and author