American Sherlock

Icon Books – 2020

American Sherlock is the biography of Edward Oscar Heinrich, America’s first–forensic scientist. With an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural, he helped the police solve crimes during the Prohibition era and spearheaded the invention of a myriad of forensic tools still in use today.

I treated an archive photograph of Heinrich on Photoshop to reference Sherlock Holmes’ iconic silhouette. The rest of the layout is inspired by 1930s America ‘Wanted’ posters.

The book will be published in Spring 2021 by Icon Books.