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Crime Under The Big Top

Wherever there are seedy gatherings, crime will inevitably find its way in. Wander down the garish circus alleyways filled with overstuffed clowns, who bark and beg at those with pockets filled with cash, and you’ll find greed and corruption. Sideshows offering a peek at the naked lady or the promise of a fortune told are […]

How Do Drugs Get Into Prison?

Getting prohibited items inside a prison is more than a game, it’s business. Every so often, a naive junior legislator will leave a fundraising lunch long enough to pop their head into a committee hearing and express their handwringing shock and dismay over drugs and other contraband appearing inside prison walls. Contraband is any item prohibited by […]

Location, Location, Location

Location, location, location – that’s what the old real estate sales slogan proclaims.  The advice applies to more than selling your spinster aunt’s crumbling brownstone.  Location in writing matters too. When you’re really into a book and the words paint a vibrant image of where the story is happening, the location becomes a character.  The […]