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Murder for Hire Gone Wrong

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too […]

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Watch Out for Online Romance Scams

Previously, I wrote about the dangers of Tech-support scams that trick people into paying for fake online security services or software. You can learn more about tech-scams here. Unfortunately, these types of scams are just one of many online frauds to be aware of. You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in […]

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Watch out for Lottery Scams

For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too many of these stories every year.  You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in my Jess Kimball thrillers. In Fatal Demand, it’s Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible […]

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Watch Out For Tech-Support Scams

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people, often by creating false charities or selling […]

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Is someone spying on you? Part 1

As you know, I write a series of novels about  FBI Special Agent Kim L. Otto working off the books to find Jack Reacher. (Learn about my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series HERE.) Although Agent Kim Otto is off the books, she is never unwatched. The efforts she makes to both avoid and use the […]

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Crime: Some like it hot, some like it cold

Crime in Paradise is a frequent theme in my thrillers. I’ve written numerous books set in the Sunshine State, partly because I live in Florida and know it well. Another reason is because statistics show that Florida’s weather may influence crime rates and the types of crime found in the state. When we think of […]

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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 2

We talked about black boxes in cars recently. This week I’ll be showing you some real-life stories where those black boxes were essential to solving real life cases.  In the 11th Willa Carson Mystery (7 novels and 5 exciting short reads for those times when you need a quick one!), NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a […]

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Do you know what’s in your car? Part 1

Did you know that your car is recording its every move? Probably not. In the 10th Willa Carson Mystery, NIGHT JUSTICE, Willa winds up in a dire situation after a serious car accident. With evidence mounting against her, the police pull her car’s black box to get data from it about the wreck. Like many […]

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer are here! The phrase “Dog Days” refer to the hottest days of summer. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days are traditionally July 3rd through August 11th. One of my favorite parts of summer is spending time outside with my little schnauzer Miki, so I find this term very […]

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True Crime: Hidden Heroes

Like many of my thrillers, The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series focuses on catching the killer. But what happens when the killer leaves a messy trail behind him? After investigators have collected evidence and analyzed the crime scene, someone must clean up what is left behind. In BLACK JACK, a serial killer is on the […]

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