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Have You Ever Been Haunted by a Goddess?

by S.O. Esposito Have you ever been haunted by a goddess? Over the past few years, a character named Alice has haunted me. She made her debut in a piece of flash…

Sophie Lyons, pickpocket and con woman

True Crime and Criminals

Happy First Day of Spring!! We’re using this “off” week to announce something special for you all. We’re in the process of gathering the most fascinating tidbits from our archived posts into…

12 Crime Lab Tidbits

by Vinnie Hansen In March, I visited the Santa Clara Crime Lab because hey, that’s the kind of thing crime writers do on a lovely spring day. My husband, Danny, went along.…

COPS AND WRITERS

by Kassandra Lamb Two weeks ago, I attended the most amazing conference of my life, The Writer’s Police Academy. And that’s saying something since I’ve been to a lot of conferences through…

10 Nuggets from the Writers’ Police Academy

Vinnie Hansen and I attended a rather unusual conference last week. It’s called the Writers’ Police Academy. Law enforcement and EMS faculty (among others) taught us how to get it right when…

It’s in the Aether

by Kirsten Weiss In the wacky world of Victorian science fiction, aka steampunk, machines are typically powered by steam. But the fictional Victorians discovered an alternate power source: aether. Because seriously, powering…

Are Psychopaths Born or Made?

by Kassandra Lamb We’re getting 2015 off to a great start with a joyful post on… psychopaths! Hey, we’re mystery writers; what can we say? This is the final installment in a…

Picture of serial killer, Yed Bundy

Sometimes Truth is Stranger than Fantasy

by Kassandra Lamb Today, I’m over at Marcy Kennedy’s cyber-home, talking about how Truth is sometimes stranger than any fantasy an author can make up. Check it out! When Marcy graciously invited…