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

Real Life Crime

Samuel Little

Killing a human being is not something anyone can do in the right state of his/her mind. The world is full of people who think twice before killing a cockroach in their kitchen, so killing a human being is far from reality for them. However, you will be surprised to know that there is a… Continue reading Samuel Little

Conspiracies

Religious Conspiracy Theories

What if the major real life events that have occurred in the past have more going on behind the curtain? What if they are not a mere coincidence, but a well plotted and thought out plan executed by a group of individuals? Conspiracy theories are all about asking questions and explaining events from outside the… Continue reading Religious Conspiracy Theories

Real Life Crime

Luis Garavito (The Beast)

Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos otherwise known as “The Beast”, born on 25th January 1957, is recognized as one of the most barbaric and ruthless serial killers in history. With a body count of more than 300 individuals and nearly 150 confessions of murdering and raping innocent kids and teenagers, Luis Garavito is a name that… Continue reading Luis Garavito (The Beast)

Books, Life

What I like

“I’m old enough to know what I like, and that isn’t gonna be it.” I’ve devoted much of my writing time this fall into a few other endeavors, one of which recently forced a re-introduction to a classic novel I haven’t read in decades. Even then, I only read it because a high school teacher… Continue reading What I like

Real Life Crime

FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)

The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is part of the FBI. It is an integral component of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC). The agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the United States (FBI) that appear in the series "Criminal Minds" show the work of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)… Continue reading FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)

Real Life Crime

Edward Gein

Born on August 27th, 1906 in the state of Wisconsin, Edward Theodore Gein, otherwise recognized as the butcher of Plainfield, is amongst the worst serial killers America has seen. So much so, the sadistic Gein has inspired many of the American horror film plots as a murderer. Apart from his murdering sprees, Edward Theodore Gein… Continue reading Edward Gein

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