In the 1940s and 1950s, groundbreaking criminologist Frances Glessner Lee used her childhood hobby of miniature-making to create a series of dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases. Her goal? To train detectives to "convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell." Recently the subject of a Smithsonian exhibit—and still used in forensic training today— the Nutshell dioramas display an astounding level of detail, revealing clues to the crimes upon close study. This collection of lush color photographs breathes life into these deadly miniatures, and guides readers step-by-step through each case. Hardcover, 225 pages.