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Fatal Enemy Book Quote

Taking the Spotlight Off the Criminal

In the United States legal system, we arrest criminals, put them in jail, send them to trial, and sentence them. But the path for victims is a lot murkier. That’s why we have formal victims’ rights programs here in the U.S. But unless you’re a victim or work in a legal field, you may not […]

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Saturday Special: What To Do After Over-Indulging

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I hope so! Mine was fantastic, but now… Please tell me I’m not the only one who had a second slice of pumpkin pie! It’s times like these that I ask myself, “What would Jess Kimball do?” Easy. She’d go for a run. She’s an investigative journalist, you know. […]

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Dominick Dunne: Before He Was A Journalist

I’ve been working on a couple of new Jess Kimball novels, and am reminded of her strong connection to Dominick Dunne. You know who Dominick Dunne is, right? I’ve written about him before, and about the reasons Jess Kimball admires him: https://dianecapri.com/2014/08/lunch-dominick-dunne/ Like Kimball, Dunne was an investigative journalist. He wrote essays and articles for Vanity […]

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Daylight Saving Time

#DaylightSavingTime: A Fun Fact And A Mystery

Here’s a fun fact and a mystery for you: The guy on the cover of Don’t Know Jack played a role in the creation of Daylight Saving Time. Do you know who I’m talking about? It’s a bit of a riddle, but October is Mystery Month, so I’ll let you contemplate. Take a good look. Need […]

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DNA Books

When DNA Provided Poetic Justice

A little earlier this week, I told you about three mysteries solved using DNA. In one case, the DNA helped convict someone. In one case, it identified remains. And in another case, DNA helped exonerate someone. You know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and because of my Hunt for […]

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Lee Child Interview

Lee Child’s MAKE ME Tour: What We’ve Learned So Far

I love when Lee Child releases a book because, not only do we get to read a new Jack Reacher thriller — which is of course a treat in itself — but we also get to watch Lee’s media blitz. Even if from afar. There’s one conversation I had a front row seat for as […]

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Empathy Test

How Good Are You At Reading People’s Eyes?

If you’re like me, (and I bet you are in this regard…) reading is one of your favorite activities. But do you excel at reading people’s eyes? If you’re an avid reader, the chances are greater that you’re a pro at this. Studies show that readers are more empathetic and enjoy social interactions more. Fascinating, isn’t it? […]

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Reading Benefits

You Know These 5 Benefits of Reading, Right?

Reading has saved my life — many times. Yours, too, I’ll bet. You are the best readers in the world. But do you know why reading is so good for us? What exactly does our body, mind, and soul gain while we sit back and pursue one of our favorite activities? Here’s five things my research […]

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A Judge’s Penchant for Porcelain

Do you collect anything? Besides books, I mean 😉 Willa Carson from my Hunt for Justice series does. She collects Herend porcelain figurines painted in the fishnet pattern. Her collection sort of started by accident. She inherited Aunt Minnie’s collection. The same Aunt Minnie who gave Willa and George their house, Minaret. Aunt Minnie named […]

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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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