Tag Archives | true crime

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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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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Why Using Public Wi-Fi Is A Bad Idea

Are you traveling this holiday season? If so, be careful when it comes to using public W-Fi networks. FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series have layers upon layers of security surrounding their wireless devices. Only the most determined hackers can penetrate them. Which is why Otto worries slightly […]

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Missing Boy Found Alive After 7 Years

Too often, the stories we hear about missing children end in tragedy. But once in a while, just once in a while, missing children turn up alive. That’s the outcome Jess Kimball is counting on ever since her son was kidnapped as an infant. As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep […]

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My Friend Has No Fingerprints?!?

“Sorry, ma’am. You have no fingerprints.” So my friend went to apply for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) pre-check status, and she told me about something strange that happened. The agent working there informed her that she doesn’t have fingerprints on one hand. ?!?!???? He said she probably washes her hands too much. ?!?!???? That was […]

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Update in the Case of Missing Child Etan Patz

With the new release of a couple Jess Kimball thrillers, the exciting short read Fatal Edge, and, more recently, a new novel Fatal Game, I’ve been thinking about a subject that pervades all of my Jess Kimball books — missing children. It’s a devastating topic, of course, but it’s what drives Jess Kimball. She won’t rest until she’s found […]

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When Doctors Go Bad

One of the fun parts about writing thriller novels is hiding the “bad guys” in unexpected places. That’s why, when I was dreaming up my newest Jess Kimball thriller, Fatal Game, one of the ideas I liked was for a doctor to be less than trustworthy.  Unfortunately, the storyline happens not only in fiction, but […]

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Who Needs Heir Hunters When There’s Ancestry.com?

Why hire an heir hunter when you can go to ancestry.com — or one of the many other online genealogy services out there? Frankly, because sometimes cases are just way too bizarre to be understood by a computer search. Michael Flint would know. He’s an heir hunter, and the star of my thriller Blood Trails. […]

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The Crime With No Tangible Weapon

What words do you associate with white collar crime? Maybe: Fraud? Finances? Business? Government? Justice? What about victim? Do white collar crimes have victims? If you’ve read my Jess Kimball Thrillers, Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, you know the answer is most emphatically yes. The FBI describes white collar crime as “characterized by deceit, concealment, […]

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