Thursday, February 09, 2023

Inside 40 Unforgettable 'Forensic Files'

Before the market was saturated with true-crime television shows and podcasts, and before lay people knew the ins and outs of DNA, there was "Forensic Files." Originally known as "Medical Detectives," the groundbreaking TLC series ran from 1996-2011, with a whopping 406 episodes produced. The show has been seen in reruns ever since, and new episodes began airing in 2020 ("Forensic Files II"). 

Now a new book by blogger and seasoned journalist Rebecca Reisner (WSJ, Businessweek, Discover) looks back at some of the show's most memorable moments.

Inspired by Reisner's ForensicFilesNow blog, which provides recaps and updates on favorite episodes, "Forensic Files Now: Inside 40 Unforgettable True Crime Cases" (Prometheus) is a true-crime nut's perfect companion:
Perhaps no other television show captures our innate fascination with crime and criminals better than the original Forensic Files. Including murders, insurance fraud, hit-and-runs, and kidnappings, all cases featured on the show are solved in large part with the help of forensic science like DNA evidence. 

In Forensic Files Now: Inside 40 Unforgettable Cases, author Rebecca Reisner shares her own gripping retellings -- adapted from her popular blog, -- of 40 favorite cases profiled on the show along with fascinating updates and personal interviews with those directly involved. Featuring classic cases like the Tennessee brothers who terrorized locals for years until the feds rode into town, the Texas lovebirds who robbed a grave in an insurance fraud plot that made international headlines, the Ivy League-educated physician who attempted a fresh start by burying his wife in the basement, and some cases so captivating that they have sparked spinoff miniseries or documentaries of their own, this book will enthrall readers with its vivid recaps and detailed updates. 

Also featuring an in-depth interview with Forensic Files creator Paul Dowling and a profile on the show’s beloved narrator, Peter Thomas, Forensic Files Now is a must-read for diehard Forensic Files fans and a welcome find for true crime readers looking for more riveting and well-told stories.
Order HERE.

Visit ForensicFilesNow blog HERE.

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