The Girl With the Crooked Nose

The Girl With the Crooked Nose

A Tale of Murder, Obsession, and Forensic Artistry

Book - 2012
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Sculptor Frank Bender reconstructs the faces of murder victims to both identify then and to aid in their killers' capture. He is becoming internationally recognised for his work, which has included major murder inquiries. On the way, readers will also encounter a more human side, hearing about the colourful characters Frank has encountered, as well as the personal cost of his strange obsession. Featuring photos of his work, The Girl with the Crooked Nose is ideally suited to CSI and Law & Order fans, showing a real man doing the real thing.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2012
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425246832
0425246833
Branch Call Number: 363.258 B749g 2012
Characteristics: xix, 360 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

This book was fascinating -- I had read a little about Frank Bender before in "The Murder Room" and I enjoyed getting to know more about him. Bender's story is full of both successes and failures -- his bewildering and unsatisfying Mexico experience may be an example of the latter -- but it is certainly never boring. My one quibble with this book is that its nonlinear chronology occasionally becomes confusing when the author references events that he hasn't described yet. Still a great book for the fan of mystery, police procedural and true crime.

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Botha examines the professional life and often astounding successes of Frank Bender -- forensic artist and skull reconstruction prodigy -- from his first bust of an unidentified murder victim to his trip to Mexico to help identify victims of the feminicidios.

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