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The Resource Blood, sweat, and fear : [the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator], Eve Lazarus

Blood, sweat, and fear : [the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator], Eve Lazarus

Label
Blood, sweat, and fear : [the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator]
Title
Blood, sweat, and fear
Title remainder
[the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator]
Statement of responsibility
Eve Lazarus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The intriguing criminal cases of pioneer forensics expert John Vance, "Canada's Sherlock Holmes." Heralded internationally as "Canada's Sherlock Holmes," John F.C.B. Vance (1884-1964) was Vancouver's, and British Columbia's, first forensic investigator. Despite his innocuous demeanour, during his forty-two-year career Vance helped police detectives to determine murder from suicide as well as solve hit-and-runs, safe-crackings, and some of the most sensational murder cases of the twentieth century. As the City Analyst, first for Vancouver (beginning in 1907) and then for the Province and later the Dominion, Vance was constantly called upon to use his skills in serology, toxicology, firearms, arson, trace evidence, document analysis, and autopsy to solve crime. His skills and analytic abilities were so effective that in 1934 there were seven attempts on his life, and for a time, he and his family were under constant police guard from criminals afraid to go up against him in court. Vance was on the forefront of forensics, often inventing his own equipment when none was available. In the 1930s he received worldwide press coverage for inventing an ultra-violet ray machine used to detect counterfeit money, drugs, and bodily fluids, and also spent years developing "the Robot Nose," a mechanical bloodhound that traced criminals by their scent. Blood, Sweat, and Fear delves into many of Vance's most notorious cases, his groundbreaking forensic techniques, and his personal struggle against his growing list of enemies: a must-read for true crime and history buffs alike."--Publisher
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazarus, Eve
Dewey number
363.25092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vance, John F. C. B
  • Forensic scientists
  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminal investigation
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood, sweat, and fear : [the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator], Eve Lazarus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781551526850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)976416281
  • (OCoLC)ocn976416281
  • 329587
Label
Blood, sweat, and fear : [the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's first forensic investigator], Eve Lazarus
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781551526850
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)976416281
  • (OCoLC)ocn976416281
  • 329587

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