Blood on the Bayou

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The FBI’s Art Theft Team
Posted October 30, 2023 Written by Claire

The FBI is known for a great many things but most often people associate it with large-scale, high-profile criminal investigations […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The FBI Investigation into ESP
Posted October 16, 2023 Written by Claire

The FBI has been a prominent entity of government law enforcement in the U.S. since it was first founded in […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Early Signs of a Killer
Posted July 17, 2023 Written by Claire

Often times when the FBI is looking for a serial killer, they will begin building a criminal profile to help […]

The Shakespeare Killer
Posted June 19, 2023 Written by Claire

My newest novel, The Shakespeare Killer, is officially out! A sequel to Blood on the Bayou, my latest thriller continues […]

Things You Should Know But Don’t: Common Traits of a Killer
Posted June 5, 2023 Written by Claire

In the world of true crime and crime fiction, it’s a cause for celebration when a notorious killer is caught—such […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Does Criminal Profiling Work?
Posted May 22, 2023 Written by Claire

Last week I discussed what criminal profiling is and its history, particularly related to the FBI and how it is […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Criminal Profiling
Posted May 8, 2023 Written by Claire

Crime fascinates many people, especially when it’s violent. For some, this is because it’s difficult to understand what compels someone […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Calling Cards of Killers
Posted April 10, 2023 Written by Claire

While “calling card” has a context in crime, the term has its origins in an 18th century social practice. Often, […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Copycat Killers
Posted March 27, 2023 Written by Claire

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “copycat killer.” It’s often used as a popular trope in crime dramas and police procedurals […]

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Blood on the Bayou – Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite
Posted March 24, 2023 Written by Claire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® announces the 2023 Winners & Distinguished Favorites! Douglas J. Wood receives national recognition through […]