Forensics : If you’ve been known to drop everything to watch a CSI marathon, then this is the ideal summer read for you. Crime fiction veteran Val McDermid knows her way around a fictional murder (she’s written 29 novels to prove it), but in this nonfiction read, she takes readers on a journey through the development of forensic science and how it changed the way we look at crime scenes.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company) And you thought you were once goth. Caitlin Doughty’s darkly humorous memoir about the lessons learned as a mortician and dealing with the dead will change the way you think about the human experience. Buy it here!