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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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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Serial Killer Corner: Welcome to My New Video Series!

Serial Killer Corner

Did something a little different today. This video is very laid back. No script. Winging it on the fly. If you enjoy Serial Killer Corner, I’ll create more laser-focused videos for future episodes.   You can find the episode of Partners In Crime that I referenced HERE. All the episodes…

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Through The Eyes of a Crime Writer

Through the eyes of a crime writer

Crime writers tend to have sinister imaginations. We have to. It goes with the gig. And sometimes, we teeter on the edge of paranoia, at the intersection of Malevolent Row and Completely Mad Drive. Evil lurks in the shadows, contempt lie in wait in the weeds. When our inner crime writer takes over, the…

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Tips to Writing a Sequel

Lately I’ve been scarce. I’ve locked myself away to write two sequels, CLEAVED and BLESSED MAYHEM, prepare for the debut of Partners In Crime on Oct. 18th;, help promote a new anthology, RUN—now available for pre-order for only 99c—continue to market my books, as well as the paperback of MARRED,…

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Serial Killer Couples: Madness Shared by Two

Serial Killer Couples

The French term “folie á deux” means “a madness shared by two.” That certainly seems to fit serial killer couples, especially those where one partner transmits their psychosis to the other. However, in many cases, neither partner exhibited any psychopathic tendencies until they met their partner, and it was their shared…

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Rewriting… In Cold Blood

I don’t often post two guests back-to-back, but Kim McGath‘s post makes the perfect Segway into my next post about serial killer couples/partners. Plus, she’s a retired homicide detective and cold case expert (and one of my closest friends) and she’s fascinating. Long time readers of the blog might remember she cracked the…

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Serial Killer Families: The Family Who Kills Together…

Family serial killers

One serial killer is dangerous enough. A pair of serial killers ups the stakes even more. But what about an entire family of serial killers? Believe it or not, I was able to find four. Four serial killer families who hunt, stalk, and murder together. We’ll discuss serial killer couples in a future…

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