Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10 am at the home of Arlean Fermanis. We will be reading 18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb. It is available at Amazon in all formats and at Orleans and Jefferson Parish libraries. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Arlean at afermanis@sprynet.com to let her know. We are asking that attendees be vaccinated for COVID 19. Bring a friend, we always have a great discussion. All are welcome!

From the Amazon website:

An enthralling journey into the remarkable life and groundbreaking contributions of a pioneering woman in the field of forensics

In 18 Tiny Deaths, readers are transported to a time when forensic science was in its infancy, and a woman named Frances Glessner Lee emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Through meticulous recreations of crime scenes, Lee revolutionized the way investigators approached criminal investigations, forever changing the face of modern forensics.

Bruce Goldfarb’s impeccable attention to detail brings Lee’s compelling story to life, weaving together elements of history, science, and true crime. Discover how Lee’s determination and unwavering passion defied the norms of her era, paving the way for future generations of forensic scientists.

With a masterful blend of suspense and historical narrative, 18 Tiny Deaths captivates readers from the first page. Uncover Lee’s groundbreaking contributions to forensic science, from her creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death―intricate dioramas that challenged investigators’ skills―to her influential role in establishing the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard University.

This gripping account showcases Lee’s enduring legacy, shedding light on her profound impact on modern crime-solving techniques. Whether you’re a true crime enthusiast, a history buff, or simply intrigued by the remarkable accomplishments of extraordinary women, 18 Tiny Deaths is a must-read.