Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ever Wonder if Your 911 Call Reporting A Drunk Driver Ever Gets Answered?

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is a police agency of California with patrol jurisdiction over all California highways. The CHP also acts as the state police.  It’s a dangerous law enforcement job due to the various road conditions.  They patrol … Continue reading

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Women Have Contributed to Law Enforcement for More than a Century

In my crime fiction Emily Stone Thriller Series, the main character is an ex-police officer where she had to go toe to toe with a male dominated profession.  Certain situations (don’t want to give away any spoilers) dictated that she … Continue reading

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Funeral Director Finds Evidence Missed by Investigators

You expect that investigators who are called to the home of a dead woman will be able to determine whether or not this person simply died of natural causes or was murdered.  In most instances, the clues surrounding a homicide … Continue reading

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Which Writing Tense Would You Choose?

Writing a novel in past or present tense makes some people crazy.  It seems when you stray from the standard mainstream way of novel writing, it causes an unsettling raucous among the people. Is there a wrong tense to write … Continue reading

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Man Kills His Child’s Molester – Is He a Hero or Criminal?

What would you do if you opened a door and found a man sexually abusing your five-year-old daughter?  Most parents I know would find it difficult to control their rage and not start attacking the person committing such a heinous … Continue reading

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Heating up with Arson Investigations

I’ve been immersed with various aspects of forensic research and writing my next Emily Stone Thriller – Dead Burn.  Some writers find research tedious, boring, and even burdensome.  I love research!  I like to find special tidbits of information that … Continue reading

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Beagle Brings Home Human Skull

If you have a dog that likes to spend time outdoors, you can expect that interesting “gifts” will be brought to your door every once in a while.  Perhaps a bird or a mole will fall victim to your pet’s … Continue reading

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