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by The James Hutton Institute
Posted on September 05, 2016

Tracking a killer: forensics in crime fiction. 24 September 2016, 1-2pm at Hillhead library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP for anyone interested in crime fiction and forensics

As part of Byres Road Book Festival, our Head of Soil Forensics, Professor Lorna Dawson, will participate in a discussion of forensic fact and fiction together with crime writer Lin Anderson.

Forensic soil evidence plays an important role in tracking killers. In Lin Anderson’s latest novel which is set on the remote island of Sanday, she garnered the expertise of forensic soil scientist Professor Lorna Dawson to tell a thrilling tale, where forensic fact and forensic fiction meet. Lin and Lorna will jointly lead this session, which covers forensics in crime fiction.

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