Throughout the 19th century, crime scene investigation was rather haphazard. When a suspicious death was discovered, the local police were usually called to the scene, followed by a doctor. Potential evidence would be removed from the scene, and kept at home, until the items were later produced in court, sometimes cleaned but, more often than not, still covered in blood.read more
Angela Buckley is a true crime writer and author. Her work has featured in The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Express and All About History. She is a regular contributor to Your Family History and Who Do You Think You Are? magazines. Angela has appeared on BBC One’s The One Show, BBC South Today and Mysteries at the Museum in the US. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.