by Gary A. Dias and Robbie Dingerman
paperback, 6" x 9"
With a characteristic combination of humor and professionalism, the author of Honolulu Homicide, Gary A. Dias, along with author Robbie Dingeman describe the riveting science and art of criminal investigation as applied to actual crimes in Honolulu. Chapters on crime scenes, fingerprints, autopsies, forensic tools and profiling include experiments readers can try at home. A bonus section offers expert advice on protecting your home, being safe on the streets and at work, and preventing sexual assault.
"Husband-and-wife team Gary Dias and Robbie Dingeman... use local crimes to illustrate the fascinating world of criminal scene investigation... Dias' extensive background in Hawaii gives life to investigations, especially to those who have lived in Hawaii for a long period of time and can remember the many infamous crimes that Dias investigated during his service with the Honolulu Police Department 1971-1998."
- West Hawaii Today
"All of it is told in the informal amusing style they've perfected, because they also know that students remember jokes better than they do hard data... Honolulu CSI ought to be required reading for fans of crime procedurals."
- Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"If you know someone who watches crime-TV, you know someone who'll gobble up the chapters on fingerprints, blood, firearms and the rest of it... This is cool stuff."
- Maui Weekly
"The authors continue with their great combination of humor... making this book another fun read... Given all of the TV shows covering it, it would be really easy to think that a book about forensic science would be boring. Well a college textbook maybe, but not this one."
- Hawaii Island Journal
Gary A. Dias served with the Honolulu Police Department from 1971 until 1998 and wrote about his experiences in Honolulu Cop and Honolulu Homicide.
As a reporter, Robbie Dingeman has covered major Hawaii stories for newspapers and television since 1982. She is currently the health reporter for The Honolulu Advertiser.