Category Archive: Did you know?

Sep 12

Are Identical Twins Really Identical?

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How often do you find identical twins in the mysteries you read?   I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. Identical twins offer so many opportunities to confuse, confound and distort a fictional crime and the evidence that’s left behind.   But, are identical twins really identical?       NO       Identical …

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Feb 11

Forensics means…

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“The term forensics comes from the Latin ‘forensis’ which means before the forum. In Roman times the accused and accuser would stand before the crowd in the forum and give accounts of their opposing sides.  Forensics is the application of Science and Technology to the law, both criminal and civil. In Canada it is the …

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Jan 09

Tell Me About DNA

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Does you suffer brain spasms whenever someone says DNA? Do your pleasant dinner table conversations grind to a screeching halt every time trace evidence is mentioned? Do you know what it all means? Do you care? If you read mysteries, you probably do. Basically it’s like this: Genes are the idy-bidy bits of chemicals (adenine, cytosine, …

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Jan 02

What’s Coming in 2013?

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    I’ve lots on tap for 2013! Interviews with a Private Investigator and a Forensic Photographer More Book Reviews More Author Interviews More Did You Know? Facts More Contests and Giveaways Question & Answer Sessions   And coming up tomorrow night–January 3 at 10 pm EST–I’ll be live on the Kevin Zimmerman Show on Artists First Radio Network. …

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Nov 09

FBI

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Have you ever wondered how to become an FBI Special Agent? I decided to do a little research and here’s what I found: To become an FBI Special Agent you must be a U.S.citizen or a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands. be 23 to 37 years of age have a four-year degree from an accredited …

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