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About the Author

Edward Humes is the author of ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including Eco Barons, Monkey Girl, Over Here, School of Dreams, Baby E.R., Mean Justice, No Matter How Loud I Shout, and the bestseller Mississippi Mud. He has received a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism and numerous awards mostrar mais for his books. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and Sierra. He lives in California. mostrar menos

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Obras de Edward Humes

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash (2012) 308 cópias, 12 resenhas
Mean Justice (1999) 64 cópias
Buried Secrets: A True Story of Serial Murder (1991) 60 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1957
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Southern California, USA
Educação
Hampshire College
Ocupação
journalist
Premiações
Pulitzer Prize (Specialized Reporting, 1989)

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It was hard to put down this true crime account. The material about the public, legal, and legislative responses to the use of genetic genealogy is an interesting summary.
 
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markm2315 | outras 9 resenhas | Jun 2, 2024 |
#666 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | Apr 19, 2024 |
This is the case which served as the hallmark of DNA genealogy used to solve crimes. It seemed to be happenstance that a woman CeCe Moore in California began investigating genetic genealogy not realizing that she was about to fall into a rabbit hole. Since then, she was able to lend her knowledge of this technology to solve crimes. That's where Detective Jim Scharf comes in wanting to solve a cold case from 1987 in Seattle of a double murder of two teens: Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook. Once he sends the DNA to Parabon NanoLabs he isn't prepared for the media storm that will follow regarding privacy of DNA samples versus the legal system wanting to solve decades old murder cases. It is fascinating how the collaboration of dedicated people were able make advances in solving crimes.

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marquis784 | outras 9 resenhas | Mar 20, 2024 |
A totally absorbing read about the 1987 murder of two Canadians in Washington state, and the solving of that crime 31 years later using DNA. Well written and researched, rich in details that really set the atmosphere of the crime and the subsequent police work. The description of how DNA was used was fascinating and raises so many issues around privacy and consent.
 
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LynnB | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obras
18
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Membros
1,796
Popularidade
#14,324
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
50
ISBNs
79
Idiomas
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