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Forensic Science Service

This site includes recent case files involving forensic science.

Forensic Medicine for Medical Students

Equally useful for writers of crime, this site includes information (with photographs) on wounds, autopsies, firearms, aspyxia and forensic psychiatry.

Police and police procedure

UK Police Services

A site which links to many regional and specialist forces

Shooting Coppers

This is not a web site, but a useful aid for writers who wish to have specific questions answered. E-mail the address above with your question.


The Crime Writer's Handbook by Douglas Wynn.

Publisher: Allison and Busby. ISBN: 0-74900-345-6

The Crime Writer's Source Book by Douglas Wynn.

Publisher: Allison and Busby. ISBN: 0-74900-0461-4

A Writer's Guide to Police Organisation and Crime Investigation and Detection by D.J.Cole

Publisher: Hale. ISBN: 0-7090-5922-1

The Blackstone Police Manuals

On Crime, Evidence and Procedure, General Police Duties and Traffic


Stephen Booth Nottingham based author of:

Black Dog
Dancing with the Virgins
Blood on the Tongue

Danuta Reah Sheffield based author of:

Only Darkness
Silent Playgrounds
Night Angels
Bleak Water
The Forest of Souls - Writing as Carla Banks

Zoe Sharp author of:

Killer Instinct
Riot Act
Hard Knocks
First Drop
Road Kill
Second Shot

Stuart Pawson North Yorkshire based author of:

The Picasso Scam
The Mushroom Man
The Judas Sheep
Last Reminder
Deadly Friends
Some by Fire
Chill Factor

John Baker author of:

White Skin Man
The Meanest Flood
Shooting in the Dark
The Chinese Girl
Walking with Ghosts
King of the Streets
Death Minus Zero
Poet in the Gutter

Lindsay Townsend author of:

The English Daughter
A Secret Treasure
Chasing Rachel
Night of the Storm
Voices in the Dark

Sheila Quigley author of:

Run For Home
Bad Moon Rising
Living On A Prayer
Every Breath You Take

Martin Edwards author of:

The Cipher Garden
The Coffin Trail
Take My Breath Away


The Crime Writers' Association (UK)

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