How Agatha Christie’s Deep Respect For Science Helped Her Mysteries Stand The Test Of Time

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Before 1924, crime scene examiners’ bags—which contain nifty things that keep evidence from further contamination—didn’t exist. Police and investigators handled evidence with their bare hands and used improvised containers for evidence. It was Sir Bernard Spilsbury, a pathologist, who introduced this little crime scene bag. But that was not the first time a bag of this sort was brought up. It was actually prominent crime fiction author Agatha Christie who first mentioned it in her book “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” four years before Sir Spilsbury made it a reality. Read full article here

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