How to Get Away with MURDER — Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

Try to avoid leaving evidence behind. Don’t drop any hairs, fibers, saliva, sperm, eye-juice, old comic books or personal checks… If someone feels you have a grudge against the deceased, you will receive extra scrutiny. Be nice to your intended victim… really nice; but, if you end up having sex, REMEMBER, don’t drop any hairs, […]

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DNA Comparisons in 12 Seconds? — The Crime Fiction Writer’s Blog

Though there are DNA techniques such as Familial and Phenotypical analyses that can narrow the search for a suspect, in the end, DNA is most useful if it can be profiled and matched against another sample. Databases play a large role in such comparisons when an unknown crime scene sample is obtained. Even if […]

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Talking About Forensic Science on the For Dummies Podcast Series — The Crime Fiction Writer’s Blog

Had I a great time chatting with Eric Martsolf on the For Dummies podcast series about FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES and Forensic Science. Drop by and take a listen: http://fordummiesthepodcast.twa.libsynpro.com/for-dummies-the-podcast-forensics More Info and to order FORENSICS FRO DUMMIES: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/forensics-for-dummies.html

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Katherine Ramsland: The Unique Allure of the Scene of a Crime — The Crime Fiction Writer’s Blog

Visits to murder sites reveal more than mere curiosity. There’s been a lot of attention lately on why people love true crime. I can recall when publishers considered the subject a waste of their time. Suddenly, it’s big business. Psychologists are weighing in, mostly guessing at the motivation. I’ve seen no representative studies on […]

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