I KNEW THIS BOOK WAS A WINNER!

The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger wins the NYC Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite 2019 (Book Four) by Linda Maria Frank The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in…

Chapter Six of The Buccaneers of St. BeSillius

Chapter Six Wing-Nut Fails Crime School   “Stay here. I’ll check the inside. I don’t like this at’ll.” Sibby hunched his shoulders and headed for the kitchen door. It was unlocked. “I locked it when we left,” Mom whispered. Sibby disappeared…

FORENSIC TRIVIA: LA BELLA PRINCIPESSA

Did you ever wonder what Leonardo DaVinci left in his attic when he died? Or maybe in his garage, whoops stable, or in his workshop? It’s hard to imagine that at least some of the works of the great masters…

FORENSIC TRIVIA: ART CRIME

Art Crime is an estimated six billion, yes, that’s b for billion, dollar a year transnational crime. It is number four on the transnational crime list, after drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal arms trafficking. The stolen and forged art…

DNA AND COLD CASES

EVIDENCE FROM CAPITAL MURDER CASES IS SAVED FOR MANY YEARS. HERE ARE TWO COLD CASES WHERE DNA SHED LIGHT ON UNSOLVED MURDERS THE MURDER OF MARILYN SHEPARD Sam Sheppard was accused, tried and convicted of the murder of his wife…

FORENSIC TRIVIA: WHAT IS CODIS?

CODIS IS THE COMBINED DNA INDEX SYSTEM All those convicted of a violent crime must submit a sample of DNA to be entered into this system When evidence is collected at a crime scene, and there is no known suspect,…

NEW BOOK TEASER: THE BUCCANEERS OF ST. BeSILLIUS SCHOOL

CHAPTERS THREE, FOUR AND FIVE by Linda Maria Frank Find Chapters One and Two here: http://lindamariafrank.com/reading-lindas-new-book-author-tips/   CHAPTER THREE SABOTAGE   The rest of the day went as usual. George Washington was deemed to be a great candidate for Baptism into…

FORENSIC TRIVIA: ABOUT AGATHA CHRISTIE

Why was Christie so obsessed with poisons? Here’s a quote included in an exhibit in the American Museum of Natural History? Poison in Literature: Agatha Christie by AMNH on 11/29/2013 10:09 am ON EXHIBIT POSTS From the Borgias’ time to the…

WISH ME LUCK

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CONTEST I just entered the Independent Press Award BIG BOOK contest. See the details on www.independentpressaward.com AUTHOR’S TIP: Figure out the different genre’s or categories your book might fit. It broadens the number of contests, awards, competitions,…