Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mom, Lie For Me. The Police Took My Computer.

If the police ever commandeered my computer, they would interrogate me for planning a murder. That is unless my mom agrees to lie for me and claim she did the searches. The law would find that most mystery or crime writers research poison in the forms of chemicals, medications, toxic plants and poisonous snakes. Searches for death by hanging, deadly gun shot wounds, fatal stab wounds, and the life and times of serial killers. Call us crazy, but our defense for our morbid computer searches is that we are the published authors of crime novels.

In my action thriller, Bolt Action, from Champagne Books, Detective Leslie Bolt is a smart talking, gun hording, motorcycle riding investigator forced to work a serial murder case with her sexy ex-lover. After a childhood of abuse suffered at the hand of her father, Leslie stashes a collection of pistols, revolvers, and even a Browning A-Bolt Stalker Rifle in her broom closet. The “State Quarter Killer” is taunting police but with the help of forensic science, Detective Bolt is hot on the trail.

Forensic science is the use of various techniques to analyze crimes, such as toxicology, autopsy techniques, computer and clay reconstruction, blood stains and splatter, DNA fingerprinting, and unique wounds and murder tools. Although Bolt Action is fiction I needed to research how an autopsy is preformed, weapons, psychological profiles, serial killers, and crime scene analysis. You might be a fan of CSI, but a better tool for research of forensic science is the internet, reference books, and expert interviews. Research is the making of believable fiction.

Feel free to visit me my website where you can read an excerpt of Bolt Action. View the video trailer


Anonymous said...

Oh, my searches are worst than just murders. I explore rebellion, cabals, government take overs, man made disasters, etc, so don't worry. They'll go for me first.

Michael Davis (
Author of the Year, (2008 and 2009)

Victoria Roder said...

I'm feeling a little less pressure, Thanks Big Mike!

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

I've come to enjoy forensics more as I get older and read and see more.

In the genre area, I think we are discovering a new trend, Glitz Forensics, such as Body of Proof and Rizzoli and Isles on TV. Love to know what you think.

Looking forward to reading your book.

Victoria Roder said...

For awhile I watched CSI and really enjoyed it. Now I watch the discovery channel's Deadly Women, Wicked Attraction, and so on.

January Bain said...

You can also check out the series Dexter, especially for the best representation of blood spatters I've seen. So true that nothing beats in depth research for the best edge to fiction.

Victoria Roder said...

I've heard about Dexter and will have to try and catch it sometime. Sounds great.