What is justice and does it matter?

As a writer of crime fiction, I’m addicted to listening to the news, and there are certain stories that seem to resonate with me.  So was the case for a story which aired on March 23, 2015, titled “Prosecutor Apologizes for Putting Innocent Man on Death Row”. Those who have worked in the criminal justice…

Murderer’s Market: Talking to the Dead

Many consider Halloween to be the Day of the Dead; a day when the spirit world reaches over into our realities, having another chance to touch the living. Many believe that a spirit board is needed to talk to them. Yet, for me, Halloween is every day. I talk to dead to solve real life…

Victim-blaming: It has to STOP!

Welcome to Murderer’s Market. Warning:Today’s posting is rant filled. It doesn’t matter if it’s a video of domestic abuse, news of a missing woman, or even reports of the sexual assaulting of a woman, somehow or another, the focus seems to shift from proving the elements of the crime to assassinating the victim’s character. With…

Stalking: A Deadly Obsession

Before contemplating creating this post, I sent out requests for stalking victims to share their personal tales with me.The stories provided me with a simple glimpse into the normal everyday things that can serve as springboards of when adoration leads to obsession. I was surprised at how easy  things began between the stalker and victim and…

A Taboo: Cannabalism

WARNING: Welcome to this month’s Murderer’s Market column.This post deals with the topic of cannibalism. If you are squeamish, don’t read any further. This is not my usual in-depth post, in that I was very much grossed out by the topic. If anything, it is a cursory introduction to the topic. Recently, I was asked…

Psychic Driving: Falling Prey to the Puppeteer

The lengths people have gone through to control the human mind, and the experiments and torture many have experienced under the name of research is heartbreaking. Many have been manipulated from within, where their thoughts are not their own. In doing research for my latest work-in-progress, and in my desire to not repeat myself, I’ve…

Understanding Psychopathy

During an interview, Ted Bundy, a notorious serial killer and necrophiliac, once said, “I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.” I am fascinated by what creates monsters, and today, murderer’s market delves into the darkness, in hopes of understanding it. During a conversation at a brunch this past weekend,…