Colin Evans - Author

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Colin Evans is the author of several books specialising in forsensics. His books include The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes, and Father of Forensics (Icon, 2008)

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Farokh: The Cricketing Cavalier The authorised biography of Farokh Engineer

Farokh: The Cricketing Cavalier The authorised biography of Farokh Engineer

Author: Colin Evans, Christina Pierce Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2017

John Arlott, one of cricket's most revered commentators said of Farokh Engineer: He finds both cricket and life fun; he laughs easily and his jokes are often very funny but he can be grave. His appeals are as loud as anyone's yet off the field he is quietly spoken. As a batsman or wicketkeeper he is aggressive, yet he is a man of consideration and courtesy. There has always been a quality of generosity about his cricket and his way of life. In this new book 'Farokh, The Cricketing Cavalier' Colin Evans, former cricket writer for the Manchester Evening News, looks back at Engineer's career, recalling many magical moments with Lancashire and India though the 1960s and 1970s. John Arlott summed up Farokh so well, says Evans. I watched many of his performances for Lancashire from 1968 to 1976 and he had the ability to lighten up the gloomiest Manchester day, whether on the pitch or off it. Nowadays, 40 years after his retirement from the game, he is still warmly welcomed all over the world as an ambassador for cricket.

Valentino Affair The Jazz Age Murder Scandal That Shocked New York Society and Gripped the World

Valentino Affair The Jazz Age Murder Scandal That Shocked New York Society and Gripped the World

Author: Colin Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2014

In 1922, Rudolph Valentino was one of the most famous men alive. But few knew that the star had a dirty secret that he desperately wanted to bury. The lurid tale began a decade earlier when former Yale football star and notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines across three continents by pursuing the beautiful young Chilean heiress Blanca Errazuriz, known as the Star of Santiago. After the birth of their son, though, the marriage soured. Jack was going after every chorus girl on Broadway, claiming that Blanca had banished him from their bed. By 1916, Blanca wanted a divorce, rare then and even more so in a wealthy, powerful Catholic family. Enter Valentino, then still known as Rodolfo Guglielmi, a professional dancer in New York City, famous for the Argentinean tango. Blanca discovered that her husband had been sleeping with Joan Sawyer, Rodolfo's dance partner, so she set about cultivating the hungry young performer. Whether Blanca and Guglielmi became lovers remains unclear, but the ambitious Italian gave evidence on her behalf in divorce court. Furious, de Saulles had Guglielmi arrested on trumped-up vice charges, tarnishing the dancer's reputation. But Blanca was fighting bigger battles. De Saulles's family had been pulling strings, persuading the courts to grant him partial custody of their child. When it appeared that he wasn't going to return the boy to his mother's care, Blanca exploded. On a sweltering August night in 1917, she drove to Jack's mansion and shot him dead. Several people witnessed the act, but Blanca's family hired the best defense lawyer around, who salvaged de Saulles's reputation and made Blanca out to be a saint. During the most sensational trial of the decade, millions devoured the juicy details of how a high-society marriage violently unraveled. Guglielmi, desperate to avoid further poisonous publicity, fled to California, changed his name to Rudolph Valentino, and the rest is Hollywood history.

Interpol

Interpol

Author: Colin Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Crime was once a predominantly local phenomenon; criminals had little opportunity to rapidly distance themselves from their crimes by fleeing to other parts of the world. Today, however, modern transportation systems allow criminals to cross national borders and even take refuge in other nations. Organized crime has gone global, and its reach now spans across oceans and national borders. And because of the Internet, it is possible for a criminal and a victim to be separated by time zones and continents. When the roots of Interpol were established in the early 20th century, its founders could never have imagined such developments, but they knew that crime was becoming more international in scope and that an agency for coordinating international crime-fighting efforts was a necessity. Interpol chronicles, from its inception to the present, this agency's efforts to combat international crime.

Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Colin Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2009

The relatively new field of criminology and criminal science has been a boon to law enforcement agencies worldwide. In the past, police often relied on eyewitness testimony to identify criminals and solve crimes, and criminals who fled to other regions could readily avoid arrest. Today, modern forensic techniques give police a wide range of tools with which to identify criminals and prove guilt. But successfully investigating a crime scene requires expertise and attention to detail.Using landmark cases to illustrate forensics in action, Crime Scene Investigation details the emergence of modern crime-fighting techniques from the mid-1800s to the present, focusing on how crime scenes are treated, how evidence is processed, and how evidence is used in court to build a case for conviction. Chapters of this title include: Fingerprinting; Identification of Remains; Offender Profiling; Questioned Documents; Ballistics; Blood Spatter Analysis; DNA; Explosives; and, Time of Death. Cases covered in this title include: Colin Pitchfork, serial killer; George Metesky, mad bomber; Steve Benson, lethal electronics whiz; John Branion, deadly doctor; and, Angelo John LaMarca, killer kidnapper.

The Father of Forensics How Sir Bernard Spilsbury Invented Modern CSI

The Father of Forensics How Sir Bernard Spilsbury Invented Modern CSI

Author: Colin Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Before CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime, and into the future of forensic science. He was once one of the most famous people in Britain, and, through his use of cutting-edge science, Bernard Spilsbury single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a charismatic physician in the early 20th century, Spilsbury shook up the English justice system and hit the headlines, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof.Killers who would have escaped punishment pre-Spilsbury began to drop through the hangman's trap-door. This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective, and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.

The Father of Forensics How Sir Bernard Spilsbury Invented Modern CSI

The Father of Forensics How Sir Bernard Spilsbury Invented Modern CSI

Author: Colin Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Before CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime, and into the future of forensic science. He was once one of the most famous people in Britain, and, through his use of cutting-edge science, Bernard Spilsbury single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a charismatic physician in the early 20th century, Spilsbury shook up the English justice system and hit the headlines, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof.Killers who would have escaped punishment pre-Spilsbury began to drop through the hangman's trap-door. This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history's greatest medical detective, and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.

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