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.