My unyielding search for information for this blog has taken me to some dark places; googling groups of poisons and their effects on the body, getting inside the mind of a murderer to understand why they might take trophies and …read more →
I previously wrote an article outlining the Ten Rules of (Golden Age) Detective Fiction as decided by Ronald Knox. Now it’s Raymond Chandler’s turn, purveyor of the hardboiled detective! Following the proliferation of the locked room mystery of the 1920s …read more →
What really makes a murderer? In this article we take a look at some of the early behavioural patterns that have been identified in serial killers, and have a think about how these might help us to create the monsters …read more →
I recently had the very exciting opportunity to join my local police force for a night, to observe how things are done and what crimes are happening in my area. I tagged along with two first response officers as an …read more →
I use Canva to create ALL of the featured post images for my blog, and always use free pictures to make these. Here it is, your ultimate list of sites offering brilliant images for you to use on your blog …read more →
If you already read through my post ‘Top 5 TED Talks for the Aspiring Crime Writer’ and are looking for fresh content to inspire, look no further than this list of 7 more talks!
When we talk about serial killers in fiction (and in real life) we tend to talk in terms of ‘psychopath’ or ‘sociopath’ and, often, interchangeably. Let’s have a look at what makes them similar, but also they behave differently and …read more →