Forensic science is increasingly important in solving crime, and millions of people all over the world are captivated by the TV programmes "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: New York" currently being shown on Channel 5. In this fascinating book, experts such as homicide detectives, forensic scientists and crime lab specialists reveal the stories behind their most challenging cases. Just what secrets can a decomposed corpse reveal? Discover how an investigator found grounds for conviction in a single fibre as long as a fingernail. Forensic science is not just fingerprints and DNA, it's also blood splatter patterns, footprints, minute indentations, dust patterns - every contact leaves a trace. From the first examination of a crime scene through to the final court case, discover the painstaking efforts of true-life experts as they search for evidence against society's most dangerous criminals. The result is more fascinating than fiction.