This book explains both history and science within its pages. Through archaeology, DNA testing and other modern sciences, each mystery is probed. Readers will find the case histories and their methods of presentation fascinating. The case history and new evidence in the book read as a detectives file in the form of file folders. Sidebars shaped like notes and scraps of evidence call out relevant tidbits.
The combination of illustrations and photographs is effective, however, the illustrations are spare in style and detail. The details appear to be well-researched with the most intriguing points of the stories represented.
An interesting read for young detectives, scientists and fans of history. Includes an introduction, glossary, index and maps.