Crime

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: America’s First Serial Killer
Posted September 26, 2022 Written by Claire

The period from 1970 until the late 1990s is popularly known as the “Golden Age” of serial killers in the […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The New Orleans Vampires
Posted August 15, 2022 Written by Claire

My newest novel, Blood on the Bayou, is centered in New Orleans, one of the most unique cultures in the […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Axeman of New Orleans
Posted July 4, 2022 Written by Claire

From May 1918 to October 1919, the people of New Orleans found themselves terrorized by a serial killer who became […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 2
Posted January 17, 2022 Written by Claire

My last blog covered some of the basics of a phenomena often referred to as “crowdsourced investigations”, a reference to […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: Digital Detectives Part 1
Posted January 3, 2022 Written by Claire

True crime as a genre has been captivating audiences for the better part of the last decade. While true crime […]

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Things You Should Know But Don’t: The Serial Killer Algorithm
Posted November 8, 2021 Written by Claire

The idea of technology and machines making some jobs easier- or even obsolete- is not a new concept. It’s been […]