Crows Never Forget a Face

Crows in Blessed Mayhem

Crows are amazing birds. While writing BLESSED MAYHEM, I researched them extensively, and became so intrigued I longed to befriend a crow of my own. Let’s backtrack a bit so you can see why I became so enthralled, and then we’ll move on to the bizarre events unfolding in my…

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Real Life Trauma Inspired a #1 Best-Seller

Years ago, I experienced a terrifying hell ride when the gas pedal on my Ford Explorer stuck wide-open while I drove Rte. 125 during rush hour traffic. Two days later, I received a recall notice in the mail. Little good it did me then. The experience remains as fresh as…

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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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