Sue Coletta

Member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers, Sue Coletta is an award-winning, multi-published author in numerous anthologies, and her forensics articles have appeared in InSinC Quarterly. In addition to her popular crime resource blog, Sue’s a radio show host—check out "Partners In Crime" in the menu bar—the communications manager for the Serial Killer Project and Forensic Science and founder of #ACrimeChat on Twitter. She lives in rural New Hampshire where she's surrounded by wildlife...bear, moose, deer, even mountain lions have been spotted. Course, Sue would love to snuggle with the animals, but her husband frowns on the idea.

Wildlife Forensics: Guest Post by Fiona Quinn

It’s my pleasure to welcome back Fiona Quinn to Murder Blog, with a fascinating post about wildlife forensics. The post is so informative I don’t want to ruin it by rambling, so let’s get right to it. Over to you, Fiona! In wildlife forensics, an investigator attempts to tie a…

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6 Mind-Blowing Forensic Advancements

6 Mind-Blowing Forensic Advancements

The forensic community works tirelessly to improve techniques to aid law enforcement, and much of this work is done at body farms across the country. The Texas body farm has conducted some amazing work as of late. I’ve complied my top six forensic advancements, which I think you’ll find fascinating. Teeth…

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Jack Unterweger: Crime Writer Turned Serial Killer

Jack Unterweger quote

Jack Unterweger, born Johan Unterweger in 1950 to Theresia Unterweger, a Viennese barmaid, waitress, and prostitute, had a brutal childhood. He never knew his birth father, only that he was an American GI serving with the Allied Forces, which occupied the country for ten years after the Second World War.…

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Serial Killers by State – FBI Stats – How Many Live Near You?

An interesting post by James L’Etoile got me thinking about the serial killers in my area. So, like I often do, I researched the subject. It’s not surprising that the U.S. has more serial killers than any other country. In 2016, active serial killers traveled in the United States, Thailand,…

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9 Ways to Recall Our Dreams and Why We Dream

Dreams

Most people can remember one or two of their dreams, but what if there were ways to increase that number exponentially? We’ve all heard the stories of hugely popular novels which stemmed from the author’s dreams. For example, Stephanie Meyer and Twilight. Dreams serve health benefits, too. Researchers believe dreams…

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Music in Fiction Writing + the Songs Behind CLEAVED

Music in Fiction Writing + Songs Behind CLEAVED

Writing can be a lot like method acting. It’s not always easy to jump into a character’s skin unless they’re similar to us. So what are some ways to become that character in order to write from their perspective? Music tops the list. Everyone has been moved by music at…

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Nature vs. Nurture: What Drives People to Kill?

nature vs. nurture

The debate of a nature vs. nurture is a controversial, longstanding debate with supporters on both sides. Some experts believe if you grow up in a loving home, you’re destined to become a good person. But that isn’t always the case. Ted Bundy springs to mind. He had a loving…

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Pets: Ways to Include Animals to Enhance Your Fictional World

Using fictional pets in writing

I love writing pets into my stories. Not only is a great way to show a killer’s soft side, but they become important family members for the main characters. In my stories, I’ve used a Rottweiler, mastiff, and St. Bernard (MARRED and CLEAVED), a calico, tabby, and all-black cat (Wings…

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I’m at ThrillWriting, Chatting About My Time Inside an Oil Drum

My time spent inside an oil drum

I’m over at ThrillWriting.blogspot.com today, talking about my time spent inside an oil drum. During my edits of CLEAVED, I noticed I had no real life experience to draw from in order to instill the correct emotional response in my reader, so I climbed inside an oil drum to experience…

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