The Measure of Malice : Scientific Detection Stories Paperback / softback
Edited by Martin Edwards
Part of the British Library Crime Classics series
Paperback / softback
The detective's role is simple: to catch the culprit.
Yet behind each casual observation lies a learned mind, trained on finding the key to the mystery.
Crimes, whatever their form, are often best solved through deliberations of logic - preferably amid complicated gadgetry and a pile of hefty scientific volumes.
The detectives in this collection are masters of scientific deduction, whether they are identifying the perpetrator from a single scrap of fabric, or picking out the poison from a sinister line-up.
Containing stories by R Austin Freeman, J J Connington and the master of logical reasoning, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Measure of Malice collects tales of rational thinking to prove the power of the human brain over villainous deeds.