The overall purpose of conducting a fire death scene investigation is to find the truth of the matter. The families of all the victims have the right to know exactly what happened. A secondary purpose is to document the investigation for the purpose of presenting it within a courtroom at some future date. Fire, Coroner and Homicide investigators have only one shot at getting the scene right. They must do it correctly the first time, every time!

Fire Death Scene Investigation: Field Guide

"Incendiary Devices:  Investigat-

ion and Analysis"

"Ed Nordskog is the first investigator to conduct detailed research and analysis of the history and use of incendiary devices in criminal events.  He studied over 3,500 actual devices and their case histories, and queried hundreds of arson investigators and bomb technicians from all over the world to compile this book and a related study."

 

He has a special section on Wild land Incendiary Devices and another on the Forensic Exploitation of Incendiary Devices in solving arson crimes

 

Incendiary Devices:  Investigation and Analysis

"Torchered Minds"

The result of Ed Nordskog's study/review of over 700 serial arsonist case histories, and his own case work at the time from over 35 serial arson investigations.  Ed has led investigations involving some of the more prolific serial arsonists in the United States and is a recognized international expert on serial arson investigations.  This book is a recap of over 65 serial arson case histories, with Ed doing profiles and analysis after each case.

Case Histories of Notorious Serial Arsonists - 2011

"FireraisersFreaks and Fiends"

The book that Hollywood requested Ed to write.  It tells of the most sinister, evil, stalking and obsessive arsonists and serial arsonists that Ed and his fellow investigators have encountered.  The stories are bizarre, evil, sometimes funny and a true look at the real case histories of some of the worst and weirdest arsonists Ed has met. The detailed case histories within this book illustrate the most dangerous of all arsonists.

Obsessive Arsonists in the California Foothills - 2013

"The Arsonist Profiles"

A must read for any arson investigator and prosecutor involved in such cases.  Ed has laboriously researched the history of arson investigation and profiling attempts in this odd field, and has dispelled many myths and psychiatric misconceptions.  He based this book on his 2,000+ arson investigations and his study of thousands more as an international expert in the "human aspect" of arson investigation.  This book is Ed's most popular to date and has been referenced in several court trials.  It has solidified Ed's reputation as one of the few experts in the world on arsonists and serial arsonists.

Analyzing Arson Motives & Behaviors - 2016

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Ed Nordskog has documented his journey as a detective and profiler through his five books; "Torchered Minds", "Fireraisers, Freaks, and Fiends", "The Arsonist Profiles", "Incendiary Devices", and "Fire Death Scene Investigation".
Ed Nordskog has documented his journey as a detective and profiler through his five books; "Torchered Minds", "Fireraisers, Freaks, and Fiends", "The Arsonist Profiles", "Incendiary Devices", and "Fire Death Scene Investigation".

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Ed Nordskog has documented his journey as a detective and profiler through his five books; "Torchered Minds", "Fireraisers, Freaks, and Fiends", "The Arsonist Profiles", "Incendiary Devices", and "Fire Death Scene Investigation".