Crime Fiction

Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

Christmas is a time for family, friends and festivities with (hopefully) some quiet time to enjoy a good novel. Books also make great Christmas presents, and any mystery lover will enjoy these top 10 crime stories, which have all been set in the season. 1. Maigret’s Christmas by George Simenon This collection of nine short… Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

History, Real Life Crime

The Future of Capital Punishment

The death penalty in the United States of America is a concept that is now somewhat known as an American tradition. However, it has been on a long-term decline, despite the rise in executions in 2018. Capital punishment in the US is practiced in almost all states in the form of lethal injections and electrocuting… Continue reading The Future of Capital Punishment

History

Alphonse Bertillon

If we talk about people who have shown the highest level of commitment and dedication as a lawman, Alphonse Bertillon stands above all. He was born on 22 April 1853. He became a French policeman and a biometrics researcher. As a Policeman & Biometrics Researcher Alphonse Bertillon is globally renowned as the first person who… Continue reading Alphonse Bertillon

History, Real Life Crime

Mary Frith (aka Moll Cutpurse)

This is the story of a 16th century woman who was anything but typical and backward. For the distinctive characteristics she had it wouldn’t be wrong to call her way ahead of her times especially for a lady back in the day. The woman gained herself many names due to her rebel disposition. Mary Frith… Continue reading Mary Frith (aka Moll Cutpurse)

technology

The Future of Spying

The safety of many countries depends on their ability to defend themselves, which often requires transporting secret messages. Each country has their own spies that are responsible for obtaining and transferring this information securely. As technology has advanced, much of this secret information is stored in password protected systems. Computers often generate these passwords which… Continue reading The Future of Spying

History

Secret Service Saves

1909 – President William Taft agreed to meet with Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, in Texas and then El Cuidad. As this was to be the first time a US president was scheduled to cross over the Mexican border, it was decided that additional security detail was necessary to counteract the numerous assassination threats. Military troops,… Continue reading Secret Service Saves

History

The US Secret Service – A History of Protection

The most well-known duty of the Secret Service is the role that they play in protecting the country’s presidents, as well as other members of the presidential party. The agency was created in Washington on July 5, 1865 as a part of the US Department of Treasury. In 2003, the Service’s governing body became The… Continue reading The US Secret Service – A History of Protection

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction – Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

Creative writing genres are numerous, and there are many that have died out over the years. One of those which has maintained a steady popularity in the last two centuries is crime fiction, which continues to appeal to readers’ imaginations. These books are generally centered around crimes, those that commit them and the investigators involved… Continue reading Crime Fiction – Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

History, Real Life Crime

London’s East End – Crime in the 1800s

During the 19th century, London’s East End was one of the poorest, most overcrowded areas in the country. Docks and factories were located close by, but the high number of people that needed jobs meant that they were hard to come by and employees were significantly underpaid. This created many social and health problems which… Continue reading London’s East End – Crime in the 1800s

Real Life Crime

Real Life Gentlemen Thieves

1. Black Bart (Charles Earl Boles) Revenge can become the catalyst for an upstanding member of society to discard their ethical values, and begin a life of crime. After he refused their offer to buy his land, banking giant Wells Fargo cut off the water supply to Charles Boles’ California gold mine shortly after the… Continue reading Real Life Gentlemen Thieves