If you write mysteries, suspense, or thrillers, the first thing I’d like you to do is mark Wednesday, April 14th, on your calendar to check the post I’m contributing on Internet resources for crime writers to The Blood-Red Pencil blog.
One of the sources I include (and have used quite often since I like to plunk an FBI agent or two into my stories) is the website for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Is your book about white collar crime? There’s a page for that.
Need the available statistics on the most famous bad guys on the planet or just want to stare at their mug shots (you know, just in case you run into a suspicious looking character at the mall)? There are enough bad guys pictured to keep you busy for hours.
Information on cybercrimes–new scams and hoaxes? The FBI puts the warnings here.
What if you’re writing a historical novel and need background on Bonnie and Clyde? There are photos and documents in the archives.
Even if you don’t write anything but blog posts or notes in your personal journal, there are things on the FBI website that you might find fascinating. The website is there to educate and inform. There’s even a kid’s page.
And don’t forget to watch for my post on The Blood-Red Pencil on April 14th.