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Bruce Goldfarb

Biography

Bruce Goldfarb

Bruce Goldfarb is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, USA Today, Baltimore magazine, American Archaeology, American Health and many other publications. Since 2012, Bruce has served as executive assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland. He is public information officer for the OCME and curator of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. His first book of popular nonfiction is 18 TINY DEATHS: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics.

Bruce Goldfarb

Books by Bruce Goldfarb

by Bruce Goldfarb - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes. She was best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouses that appear charming --- until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood-spattered comforter. And then there are the bodies --- splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs --- clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. 18 TINY DEATHS delves into Lee's journey from grandmother without a college degree to leading the scientific investigation of unexpected death out of the dark confines of centuries-old techniques and into the light of the modern day.