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SUNSHINE STATE and RIGGED On Sale at Chirp Audiobooks

SUNSHINE STATE and RIGGED On Sale at Chirp Audiobooks

From 9-23 thru 10-22 SUNSHINE STATE (Jake Longly #3) and RIGGED (Jake Longly #4) are on sale at Chirp Audiobooks

SUNSHINE STATE:

Bizarre doesn’t quite cover it. In SUNSHINE STATE, Jake Longly and girlfriend Nicole Jamison are hired, through an anonymous benefactor, by serial killer Billy Wayne Baker to prove that two of the seven murders weren’t actually his work. Yet, he confessed to all seven and his DNA turned up at each scene. Is Billy Wayne simply trying to tweak the system, garner another fifteen minutes of fame? Or is there a killer out there getting away with murder? If so, who, why, and, most importantly, how? Nothing is as it seems in the Sunshine State.

https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/sunshine-state-by-d-p-lyle

RIGGED:

First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope. Alabama. Longly Investigations has been charged with looking into the finances involved. But, when Emily doesn’t appear for their nervously anticipated meeting, Pancake’s radar goes on high alert. When her body, along with that of Jason, one of two guys she has been dating, are found murdered, Pancake calls in Jake, Nicole, and Ray and the pursuit begins. Who would have done this? The soon-to-be ex, who has an ironclad alibi, the other guy Emily is seeing—jealousy being a motive for harm, or do the drugs found in Jason’s pocket indicate a drug-related hit? That world yields a host of suspects. As they peel back the layers of this idyllic community, dark secrets come to light and convoluted motives and methods of murder are revealed. 

https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/rigged-by-d-p-lyle

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2020 in Writing

 

Criminal Mischief: Episode #41: Writing Great Thrillers

 

Criminal Mischief: Episode #41: Writing Great Thrillers

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/41-writinggreatthrillers

PAST SHOWS: http://www.dplylemd.com/criminal-mischief.html

SHOW NOTES:

My dear friend Gayle Lynds recently posted an excellent article on the Rogue Women Writers blog titled “10 Rules For Writing A Best-selling Thriller.” Gayle offers many useful insights every writer should take to heart. In this show I want to expand and offer my views on a few of her points. 

10 Rules For Writing A Best-selling Thriller by Gayle Lynds:

https://www.roguewomenwriters.com/2020/09/10-rules-for-writing-best-selling.html

Rogue Writers: https://www.roguewomenwriters.com

 

Coming 10-20-20

Details: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/prior-bad-acts.html

 

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2020 in Criminal Mischief Show, Writing

 

Familial DNA Solves a 35-year-old Case

Familial DNA Solves a 35-year-old Case

On Thanksgiving Day in 1984, 14 YO Wendy Jerome left a friend’s house and disappeared. For a few hours then her body was found in a school alcove. She had been raped and beaten to death. For 35 years, no one was charged with the crime. Until Familial DNA helped investigators focus on Timothy Williams. His DNA was collected and proved a match for the crime scene DNA obtained from Wendy’s corpse.

Familial DNA testing looks for matches that are “close” but not necessarily “exact.” Just close enough to indicate that the crime scene DNA tested came from someone closely related to the unknown perpetrator. This helps narrow the suspect list. DNA is then collected from suspects and standard DNA testing looks for a match. 

Familial DNA has been involved in many high-profile cases including The Grim Sleeper and the Golden State Killer.

Wendy Jerome Murder

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/09/11/familial-dna-leads-arrest-35-year-old-murder-rochester-teen/3460554001/

The Grim Sleeper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grim_Sleeper

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/grim-sleeper-serial-killer-everything-you-need-to-know-252246/


The Golden State Killer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_James_DeAngelo

https://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-timeline-crimes-golden-state-killer/story?id=54744307

https://www.grunge.com/245788/how-the-golden-state-killer-was-finally-caught/

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
 
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