Body Bags for Everyone!

Home fingerprint kit
Just what you need to find out who’s been stealing your dessert!
All right, so we all hang out at a place called Criminal Element and talk about topics that are in any way crime related—fiction and non-fiction. Whether the subject is paranormal or suspense, humorous or noir, thriller or cozy, we hanker to know everything about it. We’re not only interested Joe Friday style, “Just the facts, ma’m.” We also love the “what ifs.” Questions like who should play Jack Reacher in the movies? Should Inspector Lewis and Doctor Hobson get a bit, er, chummier? Was Jane Austin poisoned?  Who gets to ask Mark Harmon the really cool questions? And even where do you get those oh-so-cool Crime Scene Tape scarves for winter?

So with our addiction to crime so palpable, I ask, who among you needs a body bag? An evidence kit? A set of toe tags? A bio-foam footwear impression kit? Search no more. An intriguing web store, Crime Scene Evidence Files, sells “forensic supplies and detective clothing to the public.” Well, if you clicked over, and are so busy ordering fingerprinting equipment that you never got back here, you are among the truly obsessed, and may never learn that I am anxiously awaiting delivery of my super special crime scene band-aids.

According to Terrie, writing short mystery fiction is nearly as much fun as hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren. She is editor of the recently released anthology, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices, but refuses to wear the thong


  1. Clare 2e

    The question is, do they have gift certificates? : )

  2. Laura K. Curtis

    @clare2e: printed on toe tags, perhaps?

  3. Leslie Gilbert Elman

    It’s going to be an interesting Christmas morning at Terrie’s this year.

  4. Lynn Ristau

    Just a word of caution, if you’ve never used fingerprint powder it goes everywhere, including inside your nose!

  5. Deborah Lacy

    Do you think it would be tacky to wrap Christmas presents in body bags?

  6. Dan Totten

    @DeborahLacy: Only if they’ve already been used.

  7. Laura K. Curtis

    @DeborahLacy – oh, man, I might have to do that. If only for one specific person who already thinks I’m a terrible influence on his kids.

  8. Elyse Dinh-McCrillis

    What does it say about me that I already have the crime-scene Band-Aids? They were a gift but my friend knew I’d love them. I don’t cook so haven’t cut myself yet, but hubby, who fixes all our meals, has used one and it looked badass on him.

  9. Elyse Dinh-McCrillis

    BTW, I want them to sell that board people hold when they get arrested so we can take our own mug shots. On second thought, that might be pretty easy to make.

  10. Terrie Farley Moran

    Hi All. Wow! I am preaching to the choir. Never let it be said that we are not a committed bunch! Or are we a bunch that should be committed? 😉

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