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Amanda Knox Acquitted

Amanda Knox is cleared

Amanda Knox is cleared. Last week, Italy’s highest appeals court overturned Knox’s murder and sexual assault convictions in the charges stemming from the 2007 death of Knox’s British roommate, Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Like many of you, I’ve been interested in this case for several years. I’ve spent many years practicing law and I […]

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Chilling Photos From An Abandoned Cigar Factory

In the mystery serial False Truth that Beth Dexter writes with me, reporter Jordan Fox makes a visit to a cigar factory. I won’t give away any spoilers, but you know what I’m talking about if you’ve read the books that have been published so far. The factory Jordan goes to is a lot like this one, built in […]

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Strawberry Shortcake

Saturday Special: The Strawberry Festival

Last week was National Strawberry Day. You celebrated, right?? Here in Florida, we celebrate with the Strawberry Festival. It’s similar to a state fair, complete with a midway and musical acts, except with an added emphasis on Florida’s Favorite Red Fruit. In my Hunt for Justice thriller Fatal Distraction, Jess Kimball notices the abundance of strawberry fields in Florida […]

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Drone Delivery: Real Life or Mystery Fiction?

If you’ve read the False Truth Mystery Serial, you know drones play a major role in the Jordan Fox Mystery. Drone usage across the world is developing more quickly than the laws can keep up. One story I’ve been following is Amazon’s effort to use drones to get packages into customers’ hands within thirty minutes […]

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Why Oliver Sullivan Attempts Lucid Dreaming

In my thriller Fatal Distraction, Oliver Sullivan uses a technique called lucid dreaming to help him cope with lifelong grief–the death of his son. Here’s a description from Fatal Distraction about what Oliver Sullivan does and why he does it. “[Oliver] allowed himself to sink into light sleep again, or perhaps a state close to self-hypnosis, lucid dreaming, […]

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Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: Is this your lucky year?

Welcome to the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Goat! In the days before Chinese New Year, traditionally Chinese people prepare for by cleaning house to rid their homes of any ill-fortune and make way for incoming good luck. A year of good luck sounds great to me, so we cleaned house on Monday! […]

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Abandoned Building

A Mystery Writer’s Life In Zero Words or Less

If you’re reading this blog, it’s safe to say we have at least one thing in common: a love of reading. But beyond that, our personal preferences start to define us as individuals: Some of us love trying new things, while some of us say, “If it aint broke, don’t fix it!” Some of us […]

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Researcher working with the Ebola virus

Ebola vaccine? Pure fiction.

For now, an Ebola vaccine is pure fiction. There are experimental drugs, but no vaccines or medicines. Three vaccines are in development. Still, according to the CDC, an Ebola vaccine is likely at least a year away from heading to trial stages. Treatments that can improve the chance of survival do exist, including administering IV fluids, […]

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Code Phrase: HOT LIPS

While FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gapar are Hunting Jack Reacher, one question that pops up right away is at the root of Reacher’s mystique. Every cop on the planet knows that one of the best ways to find a missing person is to follow the money. But for finding Reacher, that technique proves […]

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Aaron Patterson Flight 12

Aaron Patterson Boards Flight 12

The latest book in The Twelve‘s  Flight 12 series is out today! Kirk Weston has a problem–he can’t keep his big mouth shut and this time it could cost him his life. Trapped and beyond the help of his old partner in crime Mark Appleton, he has only one chance to escape… Sometimes life gives you […]

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