“This is one great read, and I hope for more. . . . keeps the reader engaged and interested in every turn of the 268 page hardcover.” —The Portlander
“A fascinating collection of human stories and emerging science that includes discussions of blood basics. . . . If crime novels and shows like "CSI" are in your blood, Englert's book is a must-read.” —The Sunday Oregonian
“Providing that one person's bloody mess is another's treasure trove of clues, blood spatter analyst Englert takes readers on a fascinating journey into the study of crimson drops. . . . With the help of reporter Passero, Englert deftly balances real-life examples and detailed scientific analysis, giving readers a richer understanding of this developing avenue of forensic science.” —Publishers Weekly
“Has backgrounding value for true-crime and crime-fiction fans in its revelatory detail about the particular component of criminal investigation on which it focuses.” —Booklist
“In this engaging and readable book, Englert includes many different types of cases, some involving celebrities, some with a vexing mystery, and some from long ago, including a bullet trajectory analysis from the 1863 battle at Gettysburg. . . . Gives readers a human side as much as an educational source-- there's something for true crime readers as well as for experts in the field.” —Writers Forensics Blog
“[Englert] has transcended his own distress and sorrow at man's (or woman's) inhumanity to man to offer remarkable insights into what the dead can tell us, even after they can no longer speak. Blood Secrets is a fascinating book.” —Ann Rule, from the foreword
“From the crime scene to the courtroom Rod Englert bridges the myriad of gaps between fantasy and forensic reality. This book is packed with sensational murder cases articulated in such a manner that it will have you reading voraciously and wanting more.” —Detective Tom Lange, author of Evidence Dismissed: The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson
“Rod Englert is the ideal forensics professional. Blood Secrets shares many special insights and lessons learned from his long and storied law-enforcement career. The reader will appreciate his honesty and conviction as he weaves his way through the world of forensics and criminal investigation.” —Dayle Hinman, criminal profiler, host of Body of Evidence: from the case files of Dayle Hinman
ROD ENGLERT, a fourty-four-year veteran of law enforcement, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was president of the 159th Session. He is a member of the International Homicide Investigator's Association; a past president of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstructionists; and a past president of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts. He lives in Oregon.
KATHY PASSERO is an award-winning writer and reporter and is the author of five non-fiction books on a variety of subjects.