Real Life Crime

Jack the Ripper – London East End’s Serial Killer

Arguably the most infamous serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper was responsible for a wave of terror gripping London’s East End, during 1888. He has been accused of killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies, displaying a basic knowledge of the human anatomy. The murders took place in relatively quick succession,… Continue reading Jack the Ripper – London East End’s Serial Killer

Real Life Crime

The Murder Hotel – H. H. Holmes’ House of Horrors

Henry Howard Holmes was born Herbert Webster Mudgett, but changed his name and moved to Chicago in 1886. Described as charming, fashionable and intelligent, Holmes was well liked by everybody he met. He soon started working at a drugstore and purchased an empty lot across the street. Here he began to construct a three storey… Continue reading The Murder Hotel – H. H. Holmes’ House of Horrors

Police Life

Are they Enemies, Civilians, or Neighbors???

I recently read an article in the New Yorker about a former CIA employee who’s currently driving a patrol car around his hometown of Savannah, Georgia.  While I don’t agree with everything the article puts forth or attributes to the officer, this officer and NYer author do offer an important point that I try to… Continue reading Are they Enemies, Civilians, or Neighbors???

Books

The Misery Merchant – OUT TODAY

If you're enjoying the shorter Alex Landon Case File series, you'll be pleased to know that the next book, The Misery Merchant, has just been released And, you the bargain price launch price of just $0.99 is frozen until the end of the week. So hurry, download your copy today and continue collecting the Case… Continue reading The Misery Merchant – OUT TODAY

Police Life

Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?

There are a lot of tough realities about the police profession that everyone keeps forgetting to add to the recruiting videos.  One that’s recently come to mind is the fact that most of our personal contributions, sacrifice, and toil have the permanence of dry sand castles just before a rising tide. Every time a cop… Continue reading Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?

Books

The Misery Merchant – Preorder today at a bargain price.

If you're enjoying the shorter Alex Landon Case File series, you'll be pleased to know that the next book, The Misery Merchant, is released on April 30th. And, you can pre order for the bargain price of just $0.99. But hurry, once it's released the price will be rising. This is just a special price… Continue reading The Misery Merchant – Preorder today at a bargain price.

Real Life Crime

Historical American Crimes – The Murders Committed by the Manson ‘Family’

In the late 1960s, Charles Manson formed a Californian cult, known as the Manson Family. A group of his followers became hunted nationwide, after they committed a series of murders, orchestrated by their leader. The murders were highly publicised, because of their gruesome manner, and the inclusion of several well-known public figures. Manson had convinced… Continue reading Historical American Crimes – The Murders Committed by the Manson ‘Family’

Real Life Crime

Historical American Crimes – The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

A well-known leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent protesting. Considered one of the most outspoken, influential public figures of the era, the FBI began to tap his phone after he criticised inequality and the Vietnam War. In August 1963, during The March… Continue reading Historical American Crimes – The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gallows Humor (Cop Humor)

Sleep Hollow

I’ve previously mentioned the dark, gallow’s humor that infects cops and first responders. It’s a critical self-defense mechanism for us to do our jobs, complete an ugly or horrific task at hand, and move on to the next call. We can laugh or cry, and we almost never have time or the ability to cry… Continue reading Sleep Hollow

Books, Real Life Crime

Fire Forensics and The Flame Retardant Torso

We just got "The Debt Collectors" launched, which is based on a few cases that I and my partners have worked over the years.  It's been fun, at times, to relive the events upon which my stories are based; at others, though, it's been admittedly difficult.  I digress...I wanted to write about several truths in "TDC."… Continue reading Fire Forensics and The Flame Retardant Torso