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: 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 […]

Zeigler, through Vidster’s eyes

“Zeigler, through Vidster’s eyes” is the title of my very first eBook, a compilation of blog posts in the case of William Thomas Zeigler, has reached the market. It is published with Nook Pubit from Barnes & Noble and can be found here in their catalogue. It already has two ratings but only one explained […]

Guest post: Surfing the Net, Part 2

Guest post: Surfing the Net, Part 2 by Colleen Collins & Shaun Kaufman Thank you to Alice for hosting our two-part “Surfing the Net” course here on Defrosting Cold Cases (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. […]

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 […]

Guest post: Surfing the Net, part 1

Guest post: Surfing the Net, part 1 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, although there’s useful […]