Archive for January 6th, 2011

Jan 06 2011

I’ve never read a crime novel this convoluted

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I swear I’m not making this up.

  • A pizza deliveryman robs a bank with a bomb attached to his neck and a gun concealed in his cane.
  • The police catch up with him.  He claims that a bunch of black men accosted him and forced him into the bomb-collar.
  • The collar detonates, killing the pizza deliveryman.  (Body count: 1)
  • The police find a letter addressed to the “Bomb Hostage” in his car, directing him on a scavenger hunt so that he could give the bomber the money and get the collar off.

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Jan 06 2011

Criminal forensics resources for writers

In case your protagonists are investigating a crime scene, here are some basic angles to check out: 10 Most Incriminating Types of Evidence.  For more detailed tricks, I’d recommend the rest of The Writers’ Forensic Blog. Hat-tip: Marilynn Byerly.

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Jan 06 2011

New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

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