25 Festive Crimes ~ Part II

The following crimes are far more gruesome and tragic than Part I, even without throwing Xmas into the mix. Have a read, and then give your family members an extra hug or two when you see them throughout the festive season. Ignore trivial fights and arguments, and be grateful that you (likely) don’t have friends, neighbours, relatives, or local Santa’s like these…

Merry Xmas to you all!

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25 Festive Crimes ~ Part I

Down here in Australia, we celebrate Christmas with BBQ’s, backyard cricket, platters of cold seafood and salad, and baking ourselves under the sizzling sun at the local beach. Throw in some cold beers, crickets frantically chirping, outrageous bushfires, and 40+ degree days, and that’s our festive season in a (chest)nut shell.

No matter whether you’re an Aussie burning the soles of your feet on searing sand, or sipping hot cocoa in the northern hemisphere while watching children outside create lopsided snowmen, pour yourself some egg nog and have a read…

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Dancing With Devils – Chapter 1

This week I’m steering away from the real-life world of criminology and delving into fiction. I started writing a novel about 9 months ago and today I’m sharing what I think will remain as the first chapter. As always, all comments and feedback are welcome.. Enjoy..

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Targeting Australia’s attempt at gun control

In the wake of another school shooting in the United States, the ongoing debate about gun control has predictably flared up for the billionth time. The issue will eventually scatter away into the darkness, just long enough for people to kind of forget what happened, before another school shooting will command the spotlight yet again.

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Beware the bite of the black widow

There is little doubt the male species dominate the serial killer landscape, accounting for approximately 90%. However 10% of female serial killers is still a significant figure and it would be unwise to completely neglect this species of evildoers. It’s not like they don’t exist. But how many names can you rattle off the top of your head? Continue reading

My Top 10 List of Unsolved Crimes

 

I’ve compiled my own top ten list of fascinating yet unsolved crimes. Some are quite well-known, others maybe not so much. What do you think? Let me know which unsolved crimes would make your list…

In no particular order:

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The Moral Dilemma of a Real-Life Dexter Morgan

The moral dilemma of a real-life Dexter Morgan

Work for the Miami Police Department? Tick.

Kill bad guys in his spare time? Tick.

Claim you’re doing a good deed for society? Tick.

I’m not referring to the character Dexter from the successful television series of the same name. I’m talking about a real man by the name of Manuel Pardo.

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