Fire Investigation by John D. Dehaan. This, along with the NFPA 921, is
the most widely used source for fire investigation techniques. Helpful in
understanding the jargon and in testing the investigator's theories. Every fire
investigator owns and uses this book. Every lawyer who faces a fire expert in
court needs it.
Arson-for-Profit: Advanced Techniques for
Investigators, by David
J. Icove. See the great reviews on Amazon.com. Readers seem to love it. I have to admit I haven't read this
yet. If it's half as good as the reviews, we're all missing
something. Another one on the short list.
Guide to Ignitable Liquids by Reta Newman, Kevin
Lothridge (Contributor), Michael W.
Gilbert (Contributor). One of those
science books that you really want now and then. Cheap insomnia cure.
Kennedy on Explosions. An old classic, which certainly deserves a spot in the library. This has been the number one explosion book for years.
Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions by Randall K. Noon. Interesting feedback at Amazon. I haven't read it, so no comment here.
and the Federal Courts, by Kenneth Foster and Peter
Huber. Fight junk science!