Life

I’m Afraid of the Dark…

…or, at least that’s what my sleepless nights would suggest. It’s 12:44am local. I’ve been up for 90 minutes, and for no good reason. My normal day starts at 0500, so this is some straight-up bullshit for the second time in three nights. A few years ago, I would have only been up at this… Continue reading I’m Afraid of the Dark…

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

More Religious Conspiracy Theories

When it comes to large scale events, the masses hardly ever know the truth. Such events require a speculation from outside the box. So whether in an attempt to create propaganda or explain a mystical event, conspiracy theories have been around for as long as humans could stress their brains. So when it comes to… Continue reading More 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

The Power of First Person

I’ve long enjoyed reading novels written in first-person, especially the noir tales of complex, atypical moral codes. Telling readers your story from the main character’s perspective, from inside their head, is an immensely powerful weapon that draws the audience in for the long haul. I may toy with writing the first-person point of view someday,… Continue reading The Power of First Person

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