Tag Archives | Willa Carson

How A Cigarette Butt Solved a 34 Year Old Murder Case

As you already know, there are lots of reasons why I love Florida. This is why my Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives. Despite its beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather, Florida is home to some cold case murders that for years […]

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Murder, Mystery and Food in Florida?

You know I love reading a book on a warm beach, which is why my Hunt for Justice Mystery Series is set in the Sunshine State. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into […]

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Google Earth Solves Florida Mystery

As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the strange and mysterious side of Florida, which is part of the intrigue! It’s not only my love for beach weather that compels me to set the Hunt for Justice Mystery Series in the Sunshine State. It’s the rich history. There’s also something about the contrast […]

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True Crime: Murder and Mayhem in Florida

Murder in Paradise is a tantalizing theme. Don’t you agree? There’s something about the contrast between beautiful weather and mystery that makes stories more compelling, I think. That’s what compels me to set a lot of my books in Florida — especially my Hunt for Justice series. While researching my plots to make them as […]

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Florida’s Real Life Mysteries and Bizarre Crimes

My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. Very often, the things I learn about inform the fiction in my books. This was the case when I was writing my Hunt for Justice books set in Tampa, Florida, home […]

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Strange and Unique Attractions in Tampa

There are lots of reasons to love Florida. Which is why my Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives. One of my favorite things about the Tampa Bay Area (besides the natural beauty, of course…) is discovering the little nuggets of its […]

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Strange Crimes in Tampa

By now, you know that I love Florida. I know, I know— who doesn’t? But bear with me. I’m not talking only about Disney World and the beaches. As a mystery writer, I try to peer into the strange and mysterious side of Florida, which is part of the intrigue. It’s not only my love […]

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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge

One of my favorite things about the Tampa Bay Area (besides the natural beauty, of course…) is discovering the its unique history. That’s what a writer loves to do — we soak up everything. And in the process, we’re able to see how the big picture developed and show it to you through our stories. […]

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New Research on Fingerprinting

Did you hear about the new technological development in fingerprinting analysis? Fingerprints are extremely helpful for solving crimes, and that’s often the reason I research and write about them — both in my books and here on my blog.  For example, in Get Back Jack, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto notices, “Fingerprint residue blackened the […]

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Cold Cases in Tampa, Florida

As you already know, there are lots of reasons why I love Florida. Which is why my Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives. Tampa’s beautiful sandy beaches, historic riverwalk, and laid-back culture are all appealing. Of course, as a mystery thriller […]

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