I am currently learning how to be a private investigator for the third book in my Steele Resolve Series, Dimensional Suspect. Amanda and Rocky will face new challenges as they are dealing with impossible cases and must learn how to solve them. The mysterious death of a woman’s whose blood had turned to oil, that has the police baffled. The Young woman who’s convinced her husband is trying to kill–even though she has no proof. And the woman who’s convinced her husband is cheating on her. And that’s just the beginning!
I’m busy doing research for my new book, Cornerstone. I’ve been reading a book that is written for writers “Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation.” I’m learning a lot of interesting facts regarding what most police officers and detectives must know, along with as the title says, procedure. Although it’s dry in places the author, Lee Lofland does his best to lighten things up and sometimes tells hilarious true stories. It’s amazing to read the really dumb things that people do and say that lead to their arrests. One thing I learned is that the only information that you’re required to give are: name, address, and SSN. Don’t volunteer anything else whether you’re guilty of anything or not. People tend to be nervous around the police and will slip up and say things they shouldn’t. That doesn’t mean I don’t respect the police. After everything I’ve read about the tortuous training they go through and the dangerous situations they are faced with on a daily basis I admire anyone who can wear the badge. I’ve just reached the part that I’m not just reading, but also studying, about how detectives conduct investigations. It has little resemblance to what you see on TV. Wish me
I’ve been involved with a writer’s workshop and I have learned a lot along with making new friends. It’s great to have the support of so many wonderful writers and their input has been invaluable! I hope to feature as many as I can as a token of my thanks.