When 59 year old Trish Vickers went blind from diabetes, she began writing a novel hoping to find a publisher. But her dream was short lived after her son discovered that the pen she used had run out of ink and that 26 pages of her manuscript were completely blank. In good detective fashion, she appealed to the forensic service of the Dorset County, England police. Using a technique which shines light on the indentations in the paper made by the pen, the text was recovered. Agatha Christie couldn’t have written a better plot. Read the full NYT article here.