Last week, I was interviewed by the delightful Megan Willingham of Advice.com Radio, and she asked me how I researched the topic of women's shelters for a scene in A Killer Workout. For that particular scene, I created a composite from my experience as a reporter. In my former professional life, I've visited a men's prison, attended county fairs, even chased down stray dogs to get a story.
Nowadays, my research is mostly relegated to the Internet and phone. And nothing makes me happier than finding new places to discover new sources of useful information about murder and mayhem.
Here are a few of my current bookmarks:
LA Times Homicides
The Murder Book - NYC homicides
Crime scene investigation articles
How about you? What are your go-to Internet sources for updates and information about crime?
Coming up on our Kill Zone Guest Sundays, watch for blogs from Paul Levine, Tim Maleeny, Oline Cogdill, James Scott Bell, and more.