“Handwriting Analysis: Putting It To Work For You”, by Andrea McNichols. Ms. McNichols has a down to earth style that is both informative and humorous. The way she uses actual cases as her primary teaching tool keeps the reader’s attention from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book.
“Sex, Lies, and Handwriting”, by Michelle Dresbold. Explains how a single sentence can provide insight into a person’s background, psychology, and behavior. Throughout the book, Dresbold explores the handwriting of sly politicians, convicted criminals, notorious killers, suspected cheats, and ordinary people. She shows you how to identify the signs of a dirty rotten scoundrel and a lying, cheating, backstabbing lover. And she introduces you to some of the most dangerous traits in handwriting, including weapon-shaped letters, “shark’s teeth,” “club strokes,” and “felon’s claws.” I read this book straight through! I couldn’t put it down!
“Handwriting Analysis: The Science of Determining Personality by Graphoanalysis”, by M.N. Bunker. This book was originally published in 1959 and laid down most of the interpretations for trait analysis in handwriting. This book is a must for any handwriting analyst’s library.
“Handwriting of the Famous and Infamous”, by Sheila Lowe. A wonderful trip through the land of the famous. Not only does Ms. Lowe allow a glimpse into the personalities of various celebrities, she also educates in handwriting analysis along the way.
“Jack the Ripper, Letters from Hell”, by Stewart P. Evans and Keith Skinner. This book contains the handwritten letters, etc. of Jack the Ripper during his reign of terror. It also includes many forgeries claiming to be letters from “Jack”. A must have for those interested in the handwriting of serial killers.
“Doodle Interpretation”, by Michael Watts. This is an interesting look at doodles and their meanings. An easy read with the material laid out in dictionary style. I recommend this book as an addition to books on basic handwriting analysis.