Monthly Archives: October 2010

Strong Supporting Characters Crime Fiction Novels Can’t Live Without

Writing a thriller, especially a crime fiction thriller, is challenging and very demanding.  There are so many things that you need to be aware of throughout the story, like pacing, twists and turns, and maybe a surprise ending.  It’s almost … Continue reading

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Crime Scene Investigation – Breakthrough Forensic Camera Used to Detect Blood Invisible to the Naked Eye

To detect bloodstains at a crime scene, forensic technicians use a chemical called luminol.  It is sprayed around the crime scene and reacts to the iron in blood, emitting a bluish glow in the dark.  However, luminol is toxic, can … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Silent Partner’s Psychopathic, Narcissistic Serial Killer – Darrell Brooks

For me, every story I write will not only have a nemesis, villain or an all around bad guy, it will have a serial killer.  My newest thriller, Silent Partner, needed a psychopathic bad guy to round out the storyline.  … Continue reading

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Random & Interesting Serial Killer Facts

When I’m researching for my next novel, I like to jot down some things about serial killers that may or may not be widely known that could be used at a later date.  There are always interesting tidbits that pique … Continue reading

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The Impact of Impression Evidence

When I was first introduced to crime scene investigation and studied all the aspects of forensic science, I gravitated toward impression evidence.  At first glance, it doesn’t sound exciting.  However, many cases have been solved by the simple, telling clues … Continue reading

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