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Murder They Wrote

Science  24 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5705, pp. 2193-2194
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105529

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A Cultural History of Causality Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought. By Stephen Kern. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004. 447 pp. $29.95, £18.95. ISBN 0-691-11523-0.

Through a consideration of the treatment of murder in novels, the author explores how our understanding of human behavior has changed since the early 19th century.

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