With its USP of gritty realism and keyhole camerawork from the perspective of the mortuary slab, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has turned the detail of forensic investigation into gripping primetime drama. The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Companion takes the reader inside the workings of the Emmy-nominated series, introducing Gil Grissom and his colleagues from the Las Vegas Criminalistics Bureau graveyard shift and revealing the secrets of how the series is made. Containing detailed summaries of more than fifty episodes -- each one illustrated with specially commissioned casefile artwork from the CSI production team -- plus character profiles, a wealth of behind-the-scenes information and interviews with cast and crew, this book is a must-have guide to the hottest crime show of them all.
Mike Flaherty is a freelance journalist who caught the attention of the producers of CSI with his coverage of the show in the US magazine Entertainment Weekly. He has an extensive background in entertainment journalism and lives in New York.