Crime’s grim reality is far from Hollywood

Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand. By Dana Kollmann, Merlin, €13

6th September, 2008

Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand. By Dana Kollmann, Merlin, €13

With CSI and Cold Case among the most popular shows on TV, the public’s voracious appetite for police procedural stories shows no sign of abating.

People seem to be endlessly fascinated with what goes on behind the police tape at the scene of a crime, but where once the detective was the hero, today it’s the investigators who hog the...

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