Tag Archives | mystery

ARE YOU A MISSING PERSON?

Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be. As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers in my books are usually crime-related, of course. While […]

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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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MYSTERIOUS MURDER WEAPONS

What do green paint, electric guitars, and sweatpants all have in common? Murder. Every seasoned mystery reader knows that anything can be used as a murder weapon. If you’ve read The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series you also know that I’ve spent a lot of time researching real life crimes to keep my readers on […]

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True Crime: Hidden Heroes

Like a 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 […]

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LIVING OFF THE GRID PART 2

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is as an expert at living off the grid. But he’s not the only one. In Part 1 of this blog, I asked: “In an increasingly monitored world where there seems to be no escape from security cameras, drones, and satellites, […]

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LIVING OFF THE GRID PART 1

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is as an expert at living off the grid. But he’s not the only one. Across the globe sixty-two million people are estimated to live off the grid in some capacity. Although there are varying definitions of what this unique lifestyle […]

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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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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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