Archives for October 2011

Bad Luck Cadet by Suzie Ivy

Bad Luck Cadet by Suzie Ivy. Just when you think that  you can get some sleep, another author spoils it for you! Rob generously kept me up way too late  last night. I should have known that Suzie Ivy‘s book would be worse. Her posts on her blog “Bad Luck Detective” always make me laugh so […]

Texas board: no review of arson convictions

Exciting news for those interested in arson convictions. From the Mercury: “The Texas Forensic Science Commission on Friday approved 17 recommendations for improving arson inquiries. The panel also is suggesting a review of murder convictions involving fires, starting with prisoners on death row.” Of course, reading about forensic arson detection brings to mind the cases […]

Black Beast by R.S. Guthrie

Black Beast by R.S. Guthrie. Now that I have an eReader, it is easier than ever to get my hands instantly on books that I see promoted in my Twitter stream. Rob Guthrie and I have been tweeting for a while but I never read any of his books. I knew about his project “Read a […]

Surfing the Net, Part 2

Surfing the Net, Part 2 is a guest post by Colleen Collins & Shaun Kaufman. Part 1 was posted on October 17, 2011. Today we’ll look at some online U.S.government records, business searches, social media databases, and Deep Web searches. Bios We’re Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman, who co-own Highlands Investigations & Legal Services, Inc. in […]

Guest Post: “There are monsters that walk among us”

Guest Post: “There are monsters that walk among us” by Darren Bruce. Darren is a married father of three and has been a police officer for seventeen years. “I am a Detective Sergeant who has taken on various roles and am soon to undertake a change to run a Serious Sexual Offences Investigation Team. Over the years […]

Surfing the Net, part 1

Surfing the Net, part 1 is a guest post by Colleen Collins & Shaun Kaufman Knowing my PI-partner and myself sometimes teach classes about private investigations to writers, Alice invited us to share a course on researching the Internet here at Defrosting Cold Cases. Keep in mind that this class was geared to fiction writers, […]

Top cop asks public’s help in Crewe Murders

The New Zealand Herald brings fantastic news. Senior Detective Superintendent Andy Lovelock, who is reviewing the Crewe murders, wants the public’s help. He asks anyone with information to contact him. He wants to help find answers for their only child, Rochelle Crewe. I quote: “I am extremely keen to hear from anyone who may have information […]

Recap #CCLiveChat Oct 14, 2011

In this CCLiveChat we had the enormous pleasure to feature our very own in-house DNA expert Sue Carney. Sue educated us on DNA, its possibilities, its limitations, and of course, about the correct interpretation of the results as it pertains to the case. Sue Carney is an operational consultant forensic scientist and part time lecturer. […]