Volume 49, Issue 4 (July 2004)
Review of: Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897
As a criminalist interested in historic cases, I had heard only whispers about the Luetgert murder case. Even in Chicago, it was mentioned only in anthologies such as those by Jay Robert Nash. Now thanks to Robert Loerzel, an investigative reporter from Chicago, this fascinating case comes to life to show forensic scientists and investigators how much has changed (and hasn't changed) in the 100 years since it captured the nation's attention.