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Female Intelligence

A Surprising Quality We Inherit From Our Mothers

Generally we assume we get 50% of our genes from our father and 50% from our mother, right? Turns out that’s not the case with a lot of our genes. And what about genes for intelligence? Experts say we’re more likely to get intelligence from our mother’s genes than from our father’s. So, I do a […]

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India Bride in Gold

What’s Up With Gold Right Now?

So, if you’ve read my thriller novel Deep Cover Jack, you know the potential gold has for being a major asset — or a weapon, for that matter. Gold has always been a valuable asset, for some cultures more than others. But recently, its status has been fluctuating a bit. Here’s a short rundown of […]

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BookSweeps

Fun Surprise to Share (Read: Book Giveaway!)

To celebrate the coming winter, I’m bringing you a huge giveaway of mystery and crime novels, with the chance to win a Kindle Fire! More than 30 authors and I have teamed up to bring you the chance to win these fantastic hardboiled mystery and crime fiction novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire for one lucky winner! […]

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Surprise $40 Million Inheritance

Some people have all the luck, don’t they? In my novel Blood Trails, the job of my protagonist, Michael Flint, is basically to track down the people with “all the luck.” In other words, he’s an heir hunter. Michael Flint tracks down people who are heirs to a fortune. Why do these heirs need to […]

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Lee Child Quote Night School

Night School & Deep Cover Jack: The Craft Behind the Books

Lee Child and I both have new releases right now: Lee is about to release Night School, and I just released Deep Cover Jack, the fourth novel in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, which is an authorized spin-off series from Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Today, I wanted to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour into […]

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Forensic Genealogy

My Worlds Are Colliding!

As a crime fiction author and lawyer, DNA is involved in a lot of what I’m thinking and writing about all the time. DNA especially took the spotlight in my Thriller Award Finalist novel Jack and Joe, which explores the connections between Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher. Since then, I’ve been blogging occasionally about true […]

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Undershaw Conan Doyle

Revealing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Home

Have you ever taken a moment to imagine where the creator of Sherlock Holmes might have lived? Surely someplace truly mysterious and magical and of course very British, right? The residence of Sherlock himself — 221B Baker Street — is so famous (even though it’s a fictional place…) that I think many of us picture Sir Arthur Conan […]

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Saturday Special: Oscars Edition

The Oscars are this weekend, which is practically a national holiday in the United States. Will you be watching? I love movies and I’ve seen most of the nominees. Here are the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of […]

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Cold Justice

Willa’s winter vacation slams into Cold Justice

Judge Willa Carson planned a peaceful winter vacation in Michigan. Then, Willa remembers how much she hates the cold. Alright, not so bad once you remember how to deal with it, right? But, just as she’s about to embrace this perfect winter vacation, her plans literally slam to a screeching halt. Now I’ve given you a preview, and […]

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What we can learn from the Onion Festival

It’s the fourth weekend of November. It’s around this time of year that many of us try to strike the balance between rushing head first into the holidays and slowing down and enjoying the moment. I’m leaning on the latter of the two options – at least this year. Below is a list of some […]

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