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  • Title: Pointing From The Grave: A True Story of Murder and DNA
  • Author: Samantha Weinberg
  • ISBN: 9780241141366
  • Page: 351
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  • This is the true story of thirty five year old Helena Greenwood, a doctor with a Ph.D in chemical pathology, who had recently moved with her husband from England to California and was embarking on a new, exciting career in biotechnology when she was the victim of sexual assault in her own home She survived and was scheduled to appear in court as the key witness against hThis is the true story of thirty five year old Helena Greenwood, a doctor with a Ph.D in chemical pathology, who had recently moved with her husband from England to California and was embarking on a new, exciting career in biotechnology when she was the victim of sexual assault in her own home She survived and was scheduled to appear in court as the key witness against her attacker But after moving to another town to escape her past, one morning she was found brutally murdered in her garden Everyone believed the killer was her past attacker, but there was not enough evidence to convict him until ten years later when a local district attorney working the cold cases used Helena s own DNA research to finally bring her killer to justice Pointing from the Grave is not only a riveting true crime story but also a fascinating history of the development of DNA research and its role in forensics, taking the reader on a virtual history of DNA with hard science presented in a very accessible and exciting way It is also an unforgettable story about an unforgettable woman.
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    Commentaires:

    Jim
    When you've read The Blooding, any account of DNA fingerprinting is going to have its work cut out in trying to impress. This didn't. It was supposed to be about how a murder in California was solved through the murdered woman "pointing from the grave" at her attacker, but it failed to engage me. A lot of the science was just too dry, and none of the main players caught my imagination which is quite unusual in a true crime account. As ever, it's the writing that matters as much as anything else, [...]

    Sharmayne
    Overly dry in detail & failed to engage me in the characterizations. The most interesting part was the recap of the O.J. Simpson trial.

    Jlsimon
    This story is both deeply sad and completely fascinating. Helena Greenwood is a woman I wish I had had the opportunity to meet. Paul Frediani is the most frightening kind of monster to be found. He could have had plenty of willing women, but he preferred power and control.Weinberg did an extensive amount of research for this book. There are a lot of first and secondary source materials cited in this book. The writing style of this book is similar to the style of Ann Rule. This book should be con [...]

    Graham Lawler
    This book is an extremely well written thought provoking book that shows how DNA was used to catch a killer. It is a fascinating but tragic case of how a technique developed here in the UK was used in the US and a real human story.

    Our_orders
    The story was interesting but short on DNA details and the woman's actual connection to actual DNA research was tenuous.

    Kathleen Hagen
    Pointing from the Grave, a Story of Murder and DNA, by Samantha Weinberg. A. produced by Blackstone, downloaded from audible, narrated by Nadia May.Helena and Roger Greenwood moved from England to San Francisco area where Helena was working on cutting edge research involving the discovery of, and uses for, DNA. In 1984, while her husband was on a business trip, a man broke in and attempted to rape Helena. When he had difficulties, he ejaculated in her mouth, all over her face, and onto the bed s [...]

    Leslie Thackeray
    I loved this book all the way until the end. It was very interesting to me to learn about the discovery of genes and DNA. It's all stuff I learned in 8th grade, but this made so much more sense to me. I loved how it tied in a true story. By the end I was ready for it to be over and it seemed to drag on so if I could I would have lowered the score to 3.5. But I'll rate it higher since most of my time reading it I enjoyed it. Actually - I listened to it - a good reader!

    Thomas Stevenson
    With the almost daily mention of DNA evidence being used in trials and to exonerate the falsely convicted, it is easy to overlook how new this type of evidence is. Yet it is just 20 years since the OJ Simpson trial made DNA part of the popular lexicon. Weinberg gives us the history of DNA, its discovery and subsequent use in forensics while at the same time juxtaposing this material with a real case that dragged out over years. The result is a fascinating and compelling account.

    Alexandra Pavaloiu
    Many people have complained about this book being too "technical". Working in the medical field, i found this book highly interesting, less so because of the murder, but more so due to the fascinating history of DNA and its use, the discovery of Southern blotting or PCR, all techniques we oh so lightly use today. A recommended read for anyone with medical/biological interests!

    Cher
    Great true story of a murder mystery gone cold due to lack of evidence then later resolved with the help of DNA. Other reviewers complained that there was too many details and/or too technical but I didn't find this to be the case in my opinion. However, my background in the medical field and nursing may explain my difference of opinion. I found the book/story very interesting!

    Leslie Maach
    I have always been fascinated by human DNA and its forensic uses. This book helped me understand it bettere discovery of it and the many ways the uses of it have changed, and people who were released from prison and even death row through the use of it. This book was so well-written and made DNA so understandable. I couldn't put it down.

    Abby
    A solid true-crime read and wonderful overview of the history of forensic DNA. However, the central premise of the book (that the victim kind of solves her own murder) gets lost by the resolution. Still, a good read if you enjoy mystery, true-crime and science.

    Jeanne
    Helena Greenwood, one of the pioneers of DNA research is murdered before DNA is used as a forensic tool. As the years progress and the science is developed, Helena's cold case is finally solved with the aid of DNA.

    Ivy M
    I did not finish this book. I had trouble with all of the details and history of DNA and fingerprinting. I kept loosing the details about the murder that was suppose to be the whole story. Just gave up on it after 100 pages and said forget it.

    Darlene Dion
    I enjoyed the science in this book, but the reiteration of the crimes in specific detail was difficult to listen to over & over again, but I guess that's how it is with crime novels.

    Mr. Crusader
    Excellent book from the first page until the last. Very educational regarding DNA.

    Dave Nichols
    More like a text book than a novel.

    John
    A great book for those into True Crime genre. Drags a bit over technical background, but picks up again for a strong finish.

    Fishface
    An excellent, if incredibly chilling, read about crime, the changes from the advent of DNA testing and how things can go right -- or wrong -- because of it.

    Renee
    Murder and DNA Mystery all in one . Now I know why Barry Scheck testified @ OJ Simpson trial .

    Liz
    A true story ,but way too technical for my taste.

    Sal
    Science is neat isn't it?? I love learning about how all this DNA stuff started, and this provided a nice explanation of that all wrapped up in this unfortunate event. I really liked this!

    Suzie Flohr
    This was ok, not bad but not really good. For me it talked too much about dna and its development. That's just my opinion.

    Sharon
    stopped part way in because I just couldn't get into it - not enough focus on the crime process and too much DNA story for me personally.

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