In the world of crime novels, the annual Audible Sounds of Crime awards are a pretty big deal, and I was thrilled to be shortlisted for my fifth novel in my bestselling Nic Costa series.
I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake.
And for any victim of a violent crime, when you actually get to go in and realize and see their faces and know that they can't hurt you any more, there is no feeling like that. It finally frees you from a lot of demons.
Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Whistle-blowing and publishing should not be seen as a crime, and certainly not as terrorism.
Whistleblowing and publishing should not be seen as a crime and certainly not as terrorism.
You can't ever win the war on crime, or the war on terror. You can't repeal human nature.
With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime.
I believe that a child going without an education is a crime.
I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.
Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
If you think someone committed a crime, you should turn them in to whomever you perceive authority to be.
Crime fiction is a way of satisfying that nosy need to know.
My crime novels are highly structured. I never start out with a dead body. I start with an impossible scenario. Opening questions should be mysterious, weird, intriguing, and contain the seeds of the solution. The structure has to be meticulous - I'm a structure freak.
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