The Girl With the Crooked Nose

The Girl With the Crooked Nose

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Tells the story of Frank Bender, a self-taught artist who has become one of the top forensic sculptors in the world reconstructing the faces of unknown murder victims, and examines his work in Mexico to help solve the murders of up to four hundred women whose bodies have been discovered in Juarez, Mexico, since 1993, and his eventual conviction that he was not meant to succeed.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2012
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425246832
Branch Call Number: 363.258 B749g 2012
Characteristics: xix, 360 pages : illustrations ; 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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