Cezanne’s Quarry

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Pope, Barbara Corrado
Cezanne’s Quarry
Solange Vernet has been found murdered. A young inexperienced magistrate, Bernard Martin, investigates the crime. Who was the beautiful Solange? Was her murder a crime of passion? Is the spurned artist Paul Cezanne guilty? He has a violent temper and his paintings speak of dark, gruesome deeds. Or was it her lover, Darwinian scholar Charles Westbury, who in a jealous rage took her life? Martin is a charming character whose stubborn quest for justice makes him an unassuming hero. The Blood of Lorraine is the sequel which tells more of Martin’s tale.

A fly for the prosecution : how insect evidence helps solve crimes

From Andrea Kalinowski
author: Goff, M. Lee
A fly for the prosecution : how insect evidence helps solve crimes
A fly for the prosecution : how insect evidence helps solve crimes by M. Lee Goff was a book right up my alley.  The title, a play on Witness for the Prosecution, drew me in and captured my full attention.  This book explores the cycle of life and death in the bug kingdom and how it can assist forensic scientists, and therefore the police, in determining time of death.  Flies come to a body in an orderly sequence that has been documented in an empirical manner.  They are irrefutable witnesses to the crimes man commits against man.  The evidence offered by the flies cannot be refuted successfully and is therefore invaluable to law enforcement.  A quick and enjoyable read