Books

12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

The detective must always be memorable. Whether he (or she) is funny, misguided, inept or super intelligent, these traits have to endear the detective to the audience. Fictional detectives are expected to be slightly out of the ordinary. They must have some small habit, mannerism, eccentricity, interest or talent – something that sets them apart… Continue reading 12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

Books

C. Auguste Dupin

Edgar Allan Poe is a name that most heard at school due to his classic literature fiction. His books are famous all around the world and is well known for his detective short stories. One of the characters Poe wrote about was C. Auguste Dupin; a gentleman living in Paris and by profession a detective… Continue reading C. Auguste Dupin

Books

Classic American Private Investigators

The hardboiled sub-genre emerged during the Golden Age of detective fiction, the 1920s. Authors such as Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Dashiell Hammett can be called its founding fathers, as they were almost exclusively responsible for the increase in the sub-genre’s popularity. The private investigators in these stories, were normally highly intuitive and not… Continue reading Classic American Private Investigators

History, Real Life Crime

Body Snatchers

The only thing a person expects after one’s death is for it to be the end of his/her body, but in earlier times, that was not always the case. Early in the 18th and 19th centuries, it became difficult to protect the bodies of the dead. A concept called ‘Body Snatching’ was in practice where… Continue reading Body Snatchers

Conspiracies

Conspiracy Theories About The Vatican

The Vatican City is the world’s smallest country. It has an area of 110 acres and a population of just 1000. The Vatican City is a sovereign state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Even though it is a small country, quite a few conspiracy theories exist about Vatican City. There are two out of all, which… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories About The Vatican

Conspiracies

Purpose of the Illuminati

The Illuminati are one of the biggest conspiracy theories in the world. It is said many celebrities are associated with it; people on YouTube tend to search it and push up views of those talking about it. However, the Illuminati were, and perhaps still are, a real group of people with the motive of eradicating… Continue reading Purpose of the Illuminati

History, Locations

Incidents in the Paris Catacombs

The Paris catacombs are famous for their rich history and culture hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of the city. Paris was at one time rotting with bodies due to urbanization and over population within the city. This is why people decided to repurpose the city’s tunnels for the burial of bodies which helped rid… Continue reading Incidents in the Paris Catacombs

Locations

What Treasures Were Held Inside Notre Dame Cathedral?

A building which took more than 200 years to build, but partly turned into ashes within no time, was the home to many treasures. The incident is not only hard to digest, but it also hurt the sentiments of the entire Christian community. Millions of tourists visit Notre Dame every year to witness the beauty… Continue reading What Treasures Were Held Inside Notre Dame Cathedral?

Locations

Effects of the French Revolution

The French revolution was one of the major revolutions in the history of revolutions, having a drastic effect not only on France, but on other countries as well. There were various institutional changes that arose as a result of this revolution and it led to the introduction of equality before the law by removing all… Continue reading Effects of the French Revolution

Life

International Incidents

If you’ve read the Author’s Note from one of my recent Saint Michael Thriller Series releases, you already know these stories are based in part on my travel experiences to Rome, Vienna, and Paris. Soon enough, London will be featured as Father Michael’s newest backdrop. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy reading about… Continue reading International Incidents