The Alphabet in Crime Fiction - The concept was started by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. This week's letter is the letter L.
Here are the rules: By Friday of each week participants try to write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week. Your post MUST be related to either the first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname, or even maybe a crime fiction "topic". But above all, it has to be crime fiction. You could write a review, or a bio of an author, so long as it fits the rules somehow.
- Luminol chemiluminescence can also be triggered by a number of substances such as copper or copper-containing chemical compounds, and certain bleaches; and, as a result, if a crime scene is thoroughly cleaned with a bleach solution, residual cleaner will cause the entire crime scene to produce the typical blue glow, effectively camouflaging any organic evidence, such as blood.
- Horseradish sauce, via the enzyme horseradish peroxidase, catalyses the oxidation of luminol, emitting light at 428 nm (blue in the visible spectrum), which may result in a false positive.
- Luminol will also detect the small amounts of blood present in urine, and it can be distorted if animal blood is present in the room that is being tested.
- Luminol reacts with fecal matter, causing the same glow as if it were blood.
- Luminol's presence may prevent other tests from being performed on a piece of evidence. However, it has been shown that DNA can be successfully extracted from samples treated with luminol reagent.
Have you mentioned Luminol in your books? Has it solved the crime?
Also, authors I want to check out that start with the Letter L:
LESLIE CHARTERISLeslie Charteris (12 May 1907, Singapore – 15 April 1993), born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter.
The Last Hero -This book talks about how the Templar makes the acquaintance of his arch-villain, destroys a dangerous death ray, and thereby saves the world from catastrophe and a second Great War. It was written in 1930.
LYNDA LA PLANTE
Trial and Retribution -The murder of a young single mother begins a police enquiry that spirals into a hunt for a serial killer. How much evidence do you need to convict a guilty man; and how much fear can be instilled to make an innocent one plead guilt?
Sources: Wikipedia and Amazon.com
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