A couple of very heavy boxes of books…

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A couple of very heavy boxes of books...

There is nothing quite like the first time you hold your new book in your hands. In the case of Lethal Intent, it’s not a brand new book — but it looks like one with a great new cover and updated text about Aileen Wuornos’s decade on Death Row, execution and legacy. (The new eBook also has 16 new photographs.) December 3rd is the pub date but this part is fun, too.

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How far would you go to protect a friend or lover?

Hopefully, few of us would cover for a killer.
 
We like to imagine that we’d do anything for our closest friends and loved ones. But “anything” is a huge, elastic concept. Would we really do “anything,” or even want to do “anything”? When the abstract turns concrete, things can look very different. Read more on Psychology Today’s Guest Blog
 

At age 10, James Venables killed toddler Jamie Bulger. At 27, he’s back behind bars.

 
James BulgerDo you think British taxpayers should have to pay nearly $400,000 to hide the identity of someone who, as a child, committed one of the most horrendous crimes in modern British history? Do you support the government giving this notorious baby-killer another chance? And just how long do you think he should be protected? Read more on Women In Crime Ink

The value of timelines in writing crime books on the Stiletto Gang mystery writers’ blog

The true picture of a life comes into focus only slowly. The real, rather than imagined, existence essential to non-fiction can be inconveniently opaque, downright incomprehensible, and, in the case of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, unimaginably violent. Read more on The Stiletto Gang

In death, Aileen Wuornos finds fame she craved in life

Aileen WuornosToday, November 18, 2010, marks the 20th anniversary of serial killer Aileen Wuornos’s final murder. During her bloody killing year, she took the lives of seven men. In the end, she dropped her death row appeals, keen to get on her way to be with God, and was executed in 2002. But, I think she would get a kick out of seeing her face on the opening credits of television’s Criminal Minds amidst the mug shots of Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, et al. And, I know she would enjoy still being written about. Her appetite for attention and celebrity was so huge that even before her murderous year, she actively tried to find someone to write a book about her life.Read more on Women in Crime Ink.