Picks and Pans Review: The Blooding

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Joseph Wambaugh

As an ex-cop, Wambaugh lent a professional curiosity to this report on the use of genetic fingerprinting to solve two murders in an English village. As a crime writer, he makes the story as gripping as one of his novels.

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