I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.
With DNA, the ability to find out a lot more with a lot less has increased our ability for identification.
First of all, it does not deter crime, the death penalty.
Even when I am writing I usually take a break around lunchtime and go for a little walk to clear out my head.
I dropped chemistry. I practically blew up the lab in college.
I refuse to sit on my laurels.
In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted.
Even if you are a best-seller you feel insecure because it is all so unpredictable.
I've always believed human blood is red because it really needs to draw attention to itself.
In the first person, the readers feel smart, like it's them solving the case.
Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air.
On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
If you chomp down too hard on my work, you're going to break your teeth.
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