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WHEN BULLETPROOF BACKFIRES

How do you catch a serial killer without becoming one of his victims? For FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar, the answer is: brains, brawn, and bullet-proof vehicles. In, BLACK JACK, Otto and Gaspar are on a mission to find the elusive green paint bathtub killer. This is risky business that requires a lot of self-protection. […]

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TRUE CRIME: GRAND THEFT AUTO

Have you ever accidentally misplaced your car keys in your refrigerator? Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something. A new form of auto theft may mean that your fridge is actually the safest place to store your car keys. As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Black Jack […]

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Fair Justice by Diane Capri

Do You Know What You’re Drinking?

Do you know what is in your drinking water? Probably not. Neither did the residents in a small Florida town in the exciting short read, the 9th Willa Carson Mystery, FAIR JUSTICE  when a local reporter became suspicious when people in the community began suffering from a strange, debilitating illness. Like many of my plots, this one could […]

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Why Biotechnology Might Save Your Life

Did you know that our survival often depends on Biotechnology? Not to mention great thriller stories! Many amazing medical discoveries from X-rays to bionic body parts can be attributed to Bio-Medical research and engineering. Both have saved millions of lives through the creation of vaccines, antibiotics and medical devices. I often use medical plots in my […]

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Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard: 18 Years in Captivity

June 10, 1991 started off as an ordinary day. Jaycee Dugard, 11 years old at the time, was wearing her favorite all pink outfit. Her mom had left for work early and Jaycee, shy as a child, was worrying about an upcoming field trip while walking up a hill, against traffic to the school bus […]

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Travel to Africa: The Pleasures and Perils

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing the pleasures and perils of some of the spots Jess Kimball passes through in Fatal Bond: A Jess Kimball Thriller. I blogged recently about Spain and Gibraltar. From Gibraltar, Jess flies onward to Africa where she spends time in several African countries. Africa is known for its […]

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Mystery Man in Lake Michigan Identified

Were you following the story of the body found in Lake Michigan last summer? As a snowbird who spends my summers in Michigan, and as a mystery/thriller/suspense author, the story of course caught my interest. Michael Flint of Trace Evidence and Blood Trails specializes in finding mysterious people, dead or alive. This real life true […]

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Michael Flint’s Heir Hunter Survival Guide

You’ve probably heard about heir hunters on TV shows that trace family histories, or maybe you’ve read THE HEIR HUNTER SERIES. Heir hunters are forensic genealogists, people who research ancestry by means of standard records and more, for profit. Heir hunters track down individuals and let them know they are entitled to an inheritance in […]

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Drones

Drones: How much do you know?

Drones — You’ve likely heard about them on the news or seen tech junkies flying them around, but how much do you know about drones? In Jack the Reaper, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto gets a quick and deadly lesson about drones. Which means I did a bunch of research about them and thought I’d share with […]

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Staten Island

Quirks of Staten Island, From A Thriller Author’s Perspective

Staten Island, one of the biggest of New York’s five boroughs, plays a part in my latest Jack Reacher novel, Jack the Reaper. Have you been to Staten Island? It’s an interesting part of New York because it’s the city’s second largest borough size-wise, but is one of the least populated. Which explains how there’s […]

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