By CJ Verburg March 23, 2018 I knew exactly what I wanted to write. My life plan revealed itself in college, where I devoured Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart novels between Tolstoy, Joyce, and Woolf. I would travel to exotic … Continue reading Shake It Up, Baby! A Musical Mystery Tour
Working a radio car, we answered a 211 (armed robbery) that had just occurred.
The 20-something female clerk was composed and gave an exceptionally good description of the suspect. I took notes to put out a broadcast. Continue reading The Call Box: Four Tales of Five Bandits Who Chose the Wrong Profession
Boy, do I stir things up! But I think in a good way. Others may not think so.
The theme that runs through every book, every novella, every short story I write is justice or redemption. Life is messy. Continue reading Stir Things Up: Paty Jager
It was 1978 and I was assigned to Northeast Division Vice. From time to time, we had loanees from patrol, so they can better understand how we do the job. It was also an effective way to size up future vice cops. Ron was on loan and assigned to me. After a few nights of learning how to work bars and identify things like serving an obviously intoxicated person(s), gambling, prostitution, Ron was good to go solo Continue reading Roll Call: NORTHEAST VICE AND THE NIGHT DROP ROBBERY
As a forensic nurse, I often work with attorneys as an expert witness. I instruct the jury to listen to what the evidence tells you not what the people involved say. Everything must be accurate, and the smallest of details matter in solving a crime or proving a case. Continue reading Stir Things Up: Accuracy – The Writer’s Dilemma
Our patrol area was known on the streets as “Sugar Hill.” Back in the 1890’s and turn of the century there were dozens of old mansions in our area—former homes of the rich and famous. All now fallen on hard times, some abandoned, or rooming houses, shooting galleries and just plain old flop houses. Continue reading Ramblings and The Call Box: Patrol Areas
By Thonie Hevron Routine can be a good thing, right? Honestly, sometimes it can be deadly. Doing the same things at the same times every day creates habits. It’s said it takes two weeks of repetition to make a behavior … Continue reading Stir Things Up: by Thonie Hevron