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American Gangs: 5 Notorious Gangs

Photo courtesy of www.dosomething.org Gangs have plagued the fabric of American society, in some form or another, for centuries. In the United States today, there are a staggering 1.4 million gang members spread over an estimated 33,000 violent gangs. Despite the general ruthless and … Continue reading

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Boosting Creativity for Writing Crime Thrillers

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
I thought I’d lighten things up today with a break from crime scenes, serial killers, fiction thrillers, and forensic breakthroughs.  I love to share all of this information.  I forget sometimes that I find…

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Why Write about Serial Killers?

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
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…

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Forensic Scientist: A New Kind of Superhero in BODY OF THE CRIME

The definition of a hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. What immediately comes to mind are those who keep us safe like soldiers, police officers, and emergency personnel, but a hero … Continue reading

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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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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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Impression Evidence Takes a Front Row Seat at Crime Scenes

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
“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…

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