Tag Archives: crime

Emily Stone’s Weaponry: Knife or Gun?

I love asking Benjamin Sobieck questions about weapons–he is an incredible resource for weapons as well as a great writer. As I begin outlining the next two Emily Stone Thrillers, I have some decisions to make as far as her … Continue reading

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INTUITION: An Underused Weapon to Fight Crime

We all have had those moments in our lives where it seemed like a little inner voice told us to avoid a situation, change our decision, or take a completely different direction. That voice goes by many names (hunch, sixth … Continue reading

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No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always…

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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
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…

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Psychological Triggers and Obsessions of the Serial Killer Mind

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
“We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid control life itself.”  –Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker, Los Angeles, CA)…

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4 of the World’s Most Reputable Police Forces

Photo courtesy of prince2.ca. It is not easy to determine what makes a great police force. Is it raw statistics? Stellar community relations? Job satisfaction? Maybe it is a combination of those, and many other, factors. Regardless of how you … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Understanding Mitochondrial DNA with D.P. Lyle

I’m absolutely delighted to have D.P. Lyle on my blog today! He’s an amazing writer, doctor, and forensic expert. I had the honor and opportunity to serve with him on a panel at Bouchercon 2014 to talk about forensics and … Continue reading

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