Pick Your Poison (Forensics in Historical Mystery, Part 1)

Two weekends ago, I spoke at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference on the topic of Forensics in Historical Mystery. A number of people asked me to share the information here on the blog, so for the next few Mondays I’ll be talking about translating modern forensics into historical settings, and how I handle forensics issues in the Shinobi Mysteries. For the uninitiated, “forensics” literally translates “of the law” – and the science of forensics involves the interface between science and law. More specifically, forensics is the science of investigating and solving crimes. However, the primary job of

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