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American Sherlock : remembering a pioneer in scientific crime investigation

Author: Evan E Filby
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019] ©2019
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Luke S. May played a significant role in the development of scientific methods of crime investigation. Although basically self-taught in scientific matters, May spent over a half century practicing scientific crime detection and built a solid reputation among police agencies and attorneys in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada as a serious and effective scientific investigator. This reputation as "America's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Filby, Evan E. (Evan Everett), 1943-
American Sherlock.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2019009642
Named Person: Luke S May
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan E Filby
ISBN: 9781538129180 1538129183
OCLC Number: 1081355349
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and acknowledgements --
Scientific detection --
A criminologist is born --
The early case-book of Luke May --
Moving to greener fields --
Centralia deaths spark career surge --
Education, innovation and more national renown --
Fame grows, at some cost --
Notoriety follows a lull --
Work and play --
Tool marks are the key --
Chicago calls --
Spreading the word --
Chief of detectives and criminologist --
Riding the crest --
War clouds gather --
Naval intelligence duty --
The game has changed --
Playing out the string --
Retrospective --
Appendix: cases overview --
Endnotes --
Responsibility: Evan E. Filby.


American Sherlock is the biography of pioneer criminologist Luke S. May and describes the role he played in the development of scientific methods of investigation.  Read more...


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In 1910, a family friend asked 17-year-old Luke S. May, the subject of this admiring biography from first-time author Filby, to help find who fatally shot a 14-year-old boy in Salt Lake City. Thanks Read more...

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