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Crime Writer's Research: Your One-Stop Answer Center to Crime Writing, Murder, Police Procedures, Serial Killers, and More by Sue Coletta

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Need Research to Help Your Stories Ring True?

Look no further. In Crime Writer’s Research you’ll find countless hours of research that I’ve compiled into one handy guide to help other crime writers, or any author who has a murder, crime, or police procedures in their books. Let my passion for crime lend credibility to your story.

In Crime Writer’s Research you’ll find information on serial killers, police procedures, a rare never-before-seen interview with a real-life undercover operative, and so much more.

Take a look at the Table of Contents:

Seven Phases of the Serial Killer — This chapter discusses what the serial killer experiences, his inner desires and fantasies.

The Terrifying World of Serial Killers — Unlike the previous chapter, we’ll concentrate of how serial killers are classified by the FBI and how you can use this knowledge to write a more realistic antagonist.

What Happens at The Body Farm? — I’ll take you inside the forbidden place where the dead litters the earth.

Blood, Bodies, and Bugs — In this chapter you’ll learn what happens to the body after death; what affects rate of decomposition; life cycle of blowflies; how to estimate time of death, etc.

What Happens Inside an Autopsy Suite? — Specifically, the careers of individuals who work in an autopsy suite and what their job entails.

Exceptions to Search Warrants — There are exceptions to search warrants, and your detective needs to know what they are, including but not limited to Terry Stops, Exigent Circumstances, Custodial issues, Abandoned Property, etc.

Crime Writers’ Boot Camp: Jurisdiction — In order to investigate a homicide, a detective needs to determine if the crime scene is within his jurisdiction. We concentrate on Subject Matter Jurisdiction, then move on to…

Crime Writers’ Boot Camp: Jurisdiction Part II — Nexus, Territorial Jurisdiction, and more.

Police Procedures: United States vs. Canada — Two detective friends sat down with me to discuss the differences between the US and Canadian police procedures and law.

Why Dogs are Such Fantastic Trackers — Ever wonder how your best buddy can tell when you've petted the neighbor’s dog? Now you’ll know why. Plus, learn how to print your dog in case of emergency.

Forensics: Radiocarbon Dating and Skeletal Differences — Forensic breakthroughs and how to tell if a skeleton is male or female.

Psychopaths & the Criminally Insane — Have a psychopathic killer in your story? Read this chapter.

If She Walks Like a Victim — What our body language tells potential attackers.

Candid Interview with an Undercover Operative — Using an alias, this undercover operative comes forward to discuss what happens behind the scenes of a sting. We also cover how he deals with the "theater of crime," family life, befriended the suspect, the inner workings of undercover work, etc...

Badass in Heels: Self-Defense Moves — Learn techniques to make your protagonist a badass in heels.

Badass in Heels: Nerve Strikes — No one will mess with your hero if you arm her with these techniques. And if they do, look out!

How Story Structure Relates to Our Lives — A clarifying post about story structure, and an easy way to remember it.

Crime Writer’s Resource — The research doesn’t have to end here. Have a question you wish you could ask a detective or coroner? No problem. This chapter gives you a peek at what you'll find inside my website's resource page. For example: When your detective enters a crime scene, what does he do? This chapter gives you the step-by-step procedure.

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