There are several reasons I don’t commit white-collar crime, in addition to the most obvious ones.
First and foremost: I don’t relish the thought of going to jail. Not to mention, it’d damage my moral compass.
Another reason, though, involves the FBI. What would they think if they perused the hard drive on my computer? Its agents would peg me for a wacko…or worse.
Check out my computer’s search history, and you’ll understand my fear. In the last week alone, I’ve researched the shelf life of arsenic, autopsy procedures specific to Louisiana, and the type of Glock officers carry in St. James County Parish.
It’s all part of writing a mystery series and trying to get the details right. Since I began my career as a journalist—I wrote for publications like the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle—I’ve been trained to ferret out mistakes before they go to press. Continue reading “The Missy DuBois Mystery Series by Sandra Bretting”