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999 CSI: Blood, Threats and Fears


Machine guns, safe-blowers, sadomasochists, pythons and flesh-eating viruses, all in a day’s work for Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) Larry Henderson who, in 999 CSI provides an unforgettable insight into a life dedicated to forensics.


Larry, whose career with London’s Metropolitan Police started in 1971, a time when police officers were more than a little sceptical of science, soon proved his worth and attended every kind of crime scene, from terrorism to rape and from blackmail to murder - before he became the head of the Flying Squad’s forensic team during the busiest and most dangerous period of the legendary outfit’s existence. Soon, Larry was caught up in shoot-outs, pavement ambushes, record-breaking drug deals and tiger kidnappings, confronting some of the UK’s most terrifying villains along the way.


Larry’s groundbreaking work features some of the UK’s most notorious crimes - a key piece of forensic evidence from one of Larry’s murder cases is displayed at Scotland Yard’s infamous Crime Museum. At turns breathtaking, fascinating, hilarious and tragic, 999 CSI opens up a truly astonishing world that most people never get to see, a world filled with cruelty, matched only by the courage of those who work tirelessly for justice.


Reviews:


“I'd recommend this interesting memoir.”

Different Time, Different Place


“Larry’s groundbreaking work features some of the UK’s most notorious crimes - a key piece of forensic evidence from one of Larry’s murder cases is displayed at Scotland Yard’s infamous Crime Museum. At turns breathtaking, fascinating, hilarious and tragic, 999 CSI opens up a truly astonishing world that most people never get to see, a world filled with cruelty, matched only by the courage of those who work tirelessly for justice. A truly great book.”

House of Books


“A fascinating insight into the world of forensics before the advent of DNA testing. I enjoyed this book immensely and would recommend it to those who have an interest in the subject.”

Netgalley


“A very well written account of the author's experiences as a Scenes of Crime officer in London. I would recommend this book.”

Martha Brindley - Reviewer


“I found the book particularly interesting because here we have for a change the crime scene in London. The author's writing comes across as honest, his accounts are gripping and entertaining.”

Netgalley


“An informative and well-written book, which gives an insight into the work of SOCO. Recommended.”

Wendy Rhodes - Reviewer


“A page-turner from start to finish... Highly recommended.”

Georgina Phillips – Reviewer

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