Criminals That Are Too Dumb for Fiction

stupid criminals

We’ve all heard the saying, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” and, often, it’s true. Mark Twain explains further by pointing out that “…fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t. And, real life has a way of proving Mr. Twain’s point over and over again. Today, I’m sharing some true crime stories with you… Continue Reading Criminals That Are Too Dumb for Fiction »

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Does Crime Fiction Inspire Copycat Violence?

copycat violence

There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not crime fiction causes copycat violence. It’s not likely something that we can prove empirically one way or another, but it definitely makes for interesting conversation. I came across a post about this subject by Suzanne Lieurance over at The Working Writer’s Club website that discusses this in… Continue Reading Does Crime Fiction Inspire Copycat Violence? »

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Crime Investigations with Social Media – Fuzzy Legal Lines

crime investigations social media

As a best selling crime author, I try to keep up with trends in law enforcement. Whether I make use of these trends in my crime novels or not isn’t important. But it is important that I know about them and understand them. Increasingly, law enforcement officers are using social media for their crime investigations…. Continue Reading Crime Investigations with Social Media – Fuzzy Legal Lines »

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Why Is Crime Fiction the Most Popular Genre?

roller coaster thrill ride

  Do you have a dark habit? A private passion for bloodshed, violence, suspense, and mystery? If you’re nodding your head, then you’re not alone. So why do we love to read about the murderers and serial killers, gangs and mafia bosses? It seems that murder and the sometimes-convoluted motives behind it fascinate us whether… Continue Reading Why Is Crime Fiction the Most Popular Genre? »

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Can Reading Fiction Make You Healthier?

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People who don’t read are missing out on the health benefits of reading fiction. Of course, you’d expect an author of crime novels to say something like that. But it’s true. There’s increasing scientific evidence that reading might improve mental and physical health. I’ve written a couple of posts in the past about this. Check… Continue Reading Can Reading Fiction Make You Healthier? »

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The fascinating future of crime fiction

Future of Crime Fiction

A guest post by Kate Naylor For decade after decade nothing much changed. Fictional crime fighters pottered around collecting fingerprints, dusting everything in sight and using traditional gumshoe methodology to catch baddies. Then, when the human genome was finally sequenced half a century after Watson and Crick discovered it’s beautiful double helix, came DNA analysis……. Continue Reading The fascinating future of crime fiction »

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