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Fatal Demand by Diane Capri

Why I’m Keeping An Eye On Corruption In Italy

If Jess Kimball wants to head back to Italy anytime soon to put her investigative skills to work again, she might be in luck. A prominent judge in Italy recently declared that corruption in Italy is on the rise. As a thriller writer, what that means to me is that Italy might be a hotbed for […]

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Forensic Genealogy

My Worlds Are Colliding!

As a crime fiction author and lawyer, DNA is involved in a lot of what I’m thinking and writing about all the time. DNA especially took the spotlight in my Thriller Award Finalist novel Jack and Joe, which explores the connections between Jack Reacher and Joe Reacher. Since then, I’ve been blogging occasionally about true […]

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David Camm

True Crime: Sweatshirt DNA Releases Father of Family Murders

As a mystery and thriller writer, my books require extensive research on DNA. DNA is so packed with data that it’s no surprise DNA has been the key to solving countless mysteries. But DNA isn’t always the whole story, is it? And you know I’m interested in justice, because of my background as a lawyer, and as a human […]

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Jennifer Kesse

10 Years Later, Orlando’s Jennifer Kesse Still Missing

Writing about both central Florida and the DNA’s role in solving crimes this week, I was reminded of Jennifer Kesse, a well-known missing person’s case out of Orlando that I’ve blogged about before. This January (2016) marked the 10-year anniversary of 24-year-old Kesse’s disappearance. Are you familiar with the case? Her family works hard to keep […]

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Sending Jess Kimball To Italy at 140 MPH

When I was writing Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, my two most recent Jess Kimball thrillers, I worked on a lot of scenes where Jess Kimball needed to get around quickly. She’s a runner, so that helped her move fast on her feet. And I put her on a moped for some of the story, which […]

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Cape Canaveral AFS and KSC

Why I Love Florida, Reason #5: Cape Canaveral

In a recent blog post, I referred to a cartoon that called the Cape Canaveral area of Florida “NASA’s Graveyard.” It was a joke, of course, but as a Florida resident and a Florida lover and an author who writes about Florida frequently, it’s worth pointing out what a neat place Cape Canaveral really is. In […]

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Frank Abagnale Con Man Quote

The Con Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

You know who Frank Abagnale is, right? He was the trickster and imposter who posed as at least eight different professionals when he was between the ages of 15 and 21 in the 1960’s. He spent a few years in prison, then took a job working for the federal government. (No jokes about government workers, […]

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Amanda Knox Acquitted

Amanda Knox is cleared

Amanda Knox is cleared. Last week, Italy’s highest appeals court overturned Knox’s murder and sexual assault convictions in the charges stemming from the 2007 death of Knox’s British roommate, Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Like many of you, I’ve been interested in this case for several years. I’ve spent many years practicing law and I […]

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Twitter - Kitchen Daily

And this is why I’m addicted to Twitter.

Maybe ‘addicted’ is too strong a word. I’m not dependent on Twitter. But I’ve never tried to quit. And I don’t plan on doing so any time soon. Why? Because it’s fun! (And useful, too!)   Here are just a few of the ways I use Twitter: To live tweet events, like Lee Child’s video […]

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Vault

Code Phrase: HOT LIPS

While FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gapar are Hunting Jack Reacher, one question that pops up right away is at the root of Reacher’s mystique. Every cop on the planet knows that one of the best ways to find a missing person is to follow the money. But for finding Reacher, that technique proves […]

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