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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

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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

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“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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Is Crime Fiction Going to the Dogs?

It’s no secret that I’m a dog lover. In fact, I cannot imagine my life without at least one canine buddy in my household. The toughest part of having a dog, or any pet for that matter, is that their … 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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Classic Cop Movies: The Real Stories Behind the French Connection and Serpico

Photo courtesy of lifed.com. We are fascinated by police movies. Since the dawn of Hollywood, we have been intrigued and entertained by films that depict the trials and tribulations of these defenders of justice. Although many of our favorite cop … Continue reading

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Do Movies Influence Novels?

I love movies.  I have always enjoyed all genres of movies – especially mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Oh, and cop thrillers of course.  I’ve often wondered if my movie enthusiasm has helped to shape my writing style and subject matter … Continue reading

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