Murder Most Florid by Mark A. Spencer | Hardie Grant Publishing

Murder Most Florid Inside the Mind of a Forensic Botanist


Dr Mark Spencer is a forensic botanist – in other words, he helps police with cases where plants can unlock clues to solve crimes, from murder and rape to arson and burglary.

Murder Most Florid is an enthralling, first-person account that follows Mark's unconventional and unique career, one that takes him to woodlands, wasteland and roadsides, as well as police labs, to examine the botanical evidence of serious crimes. From unearthing a decomposing victim from brambles to dissecting the vegetation of a shallow grave, Mark's botanical knowledge can be crucial to securing a conviction.
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ISBN:

9781787134003

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

176

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

450g

RRP:

£16.99

Publisher:

Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Published:

14 November 2019

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark A. Spencer

Dr. Mark Spencer studied botany at University of Reading, followed by a PhD on the evolution of aquatic fungi. He then became a field botanist for the London Wildlife Trust before joining London's Natural History Museum as a research assistant and, subsequently, senior curator. After receiving an out-of-the-blue phone call from the police, he embarked on a career as a forensic botanist. He is now self-employed and works with police forces and