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Why Write about Serial Killers?

One of the most common questions that I receive from readers is, “What made you want to write about serial killers?” To answer that question, I must first answer the question of what made me study and obtain degrees in … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

In my Emily Stone Series, my protagonist is a woman who has made the decision to get involved when she knows a crime is being committed. Emily Stone uses her intelligence, her intuition, and a few helpful pieces of technology … Continue reading

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The Art of Impression Evidence

“There is no branch of detective science that is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps”, simply stated by the fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes, from “A Study in Scarlet” written in 1881. How important … Continue reading

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I’ve Stared Into the Heart of a Psychopath

As with my fictional heroine Emily Stone, I have stared into the heart of psychopath.  The first book in the award-winning Emily Stone Series is loosely based on some of my experiences with a violent sociopath that lived next door.  … Continue reading

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Brazilian Man Confesses to Killing More Than Forty

There can be an argument made that time spent within the prison system can serve the purpose of rehabilitation. Perhaps someone robbed a convenience store or drove while intoxicated and during his sentence he gets an education and learns a … Continue reading

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The Criminal Mind in the Digital Age

The advancement in technology just in the past eight to ten years, particularly in the areas of the internet and social media, has been astonishing. We now can know what our friends from high school are having for dinner every … Continue reading

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Female Serial Killer Reminds Us that Violence is Nothing New

Even though it sometimes seems that the 24-hour news cycle is fed primarily by grim stories of violence and the ugly side of human nature, we know that such behavior did not start the moment CNN took to the air. … Continue reading

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