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A podcast for crime writers who value authenticity in their stories. In each episode, former detective inspector, Steve Keogh, talks through his experiences as a murder investigator, shedding light on a world that few get to see. If you are a crime writer, who wants to understand how murders are really investigated, this is the podcast for you.
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Your host is Mairi Campbell-Jack, long listed for the Crime Writing Associations debut dagger and a finalist on the Amazon Publishing New Voices Awards. Mairi guides you through the best of true crime and crime fiction podcasting and books. Regular reviews and guest interviews appear on the podcast and website, as well as a shop where you can buy reviewed books while supporting independent retailers and the pod. http://www.true-crime-fiction.com/podcast
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The story is a crime fiction novella centered around Craig Dvorak, a Marine vet turned homicide investigator, who is struggling with his case load, and the mental pressure he’s putting on himself. His partner, Tyra Washington, covers for him the best she can, but her chief concern is his eternal salvation. Together, they have to solve multiple killings of young girls whose bodies have been discovered near the Chattahoochee River. In-depth character development and its Atlanta settings combin ...
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Crime fiction and criminal investigations are equal parts art and science. Creating compelling crime stories that ring true requires attention to character, plot, POV, voice, and so much more as well as an understanding of forensic science and criminal investigative techniques. Join me and let’s explore all things crime, fictional and real.
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For this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, explains how investigations get to court and what to expect during the trial. You can learn more about all of Steve's work at https://stevekeogh.com/ and find out about the two books Steve has published and his TV series, Secrets of a Murder Detective.…
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In this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, interviews Ray Fysh, a former forensic scientist and now a successful author. The role of forensic science is crucial in murder investigations. Ray explains how he became a forensic scientist, the work it entails, and recounts some real-life murders he helped investigate. His b…
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For this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh explores the question, why do people kill? His answer is simpler than you may think. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page where you can meet and talk with fellow authors, take part in regu…
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For this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, asked his police contacts, what annoys you most in crime fiction. Here he gives you the top ten answers, and explains how each would be in reality. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page wh…
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In this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, interviews Andrew Langley, a former crime scene manager with the Metropolitan Police. The role of CSM is crucial in murder investigations. Andrew explains how he became a CSM, the work it entails, and recounts some real-life murders he helped investigate. If you enjoy these pod…
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In this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, explains how murder detectives interview suspects, plus gives some techniques he employed during his career. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page where you can meet and talk with fellow au…
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Send us a Text Message. Mairi thinks about the issues that are brought up by The Fact of a Body, an astounding book about forgiveness and the death penalty, She find that although it is a challenging read, it is one that digs deep. Support the Show.Av Mairi
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Fiction Watch is where former murder detective, Steve Keogh, examines episodes of TV crime fiction to see how what is portrayed, compares to how things are done in the real world. He then judges them on their authenticity, rating them as good, bad or ridiculous. In this episode, Steve looks at Luther, the BBC drama starring Idris Elba. If you enjoy…
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Have you ever wondered how cadaver dogs work and train? in the first episode of Tell Me About, former detective inspector, Steve Keogh is joined by former police-dog handler, Dave Smith. During his career, Dave was partnered with police dog Kelly, a cadaver dog.. In this episode, Dave explains how the work they did was conducted, how Kelly was trai…
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Send us a Text Message. This wee we have some updates for you on three cases we have previously covered. West Cork, Sycamore Gap and the trial of Constance Martin and Mark Gordon. At the end we've got the original episodes of West Cork and Sycamore Gap. Hope you all have a good weekend! Support the Show.…
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In this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, explains the procedures detectives go through at the scene of a murder. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page where you can meet and talk with fellow authors, take part in regular Q&As with…
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Former detective inspector, Steve Keogh, shares 10 mistakes killers make that leads to them being caught. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page where you can meet and talk with fellow authors, take part in regular Q&As with Steve Keogh and make use of the onlin…
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In this episode, former Scotland Yard detective inspector, Steve Keogh, explains what it is like being a murder detective. He explains his journey there, plus the challenges and rewards of the role. If you enjoy these podcasts, you may wish to join the online community at https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/pages/landing-page where you can meet and t…
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Send us a Text Message. Finishing off our trilogy of programmes we take James Ellroy's true crime memoire My Dark Places and Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer and compare the two asking what they tell us about masculinity and trauma. Links are for Feast of Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jruf3jWqbtI&t=39s the James Ellroy documentary. As well as..…
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Send us a Text Message. Part two of our look at James Ellroy's memoire My Dark Places and comparing it to Netflix hit Baby Reindeer looks at Baby Reindeer, and some of the many questions around it. Next week there will be apart three where we compare the two. Here is a Youtube link to the documentary mentioned in this episode Feast of Death https:/…
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This is the trailer episode for Murder Investigation For Crime Writers. Your host, former detective inspector Steve Keogh, previews the upcoming episodes. This is a podcast dedicated to helping authors who believe authenticity is important for them and their readers. It is the first podcast to sed light on how murders are investigated in the UK, wi…
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Send us a Text Message. Mairi thinks about the true crime cannon and presents The Red Parts, and Jane: A Muder, as contenders. One is prose and one is poetry, and although poetry is not a type of writing often found in true crime the melding of the two togehter produce some wonderful writing. Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. We wanted to compare the James Ellroy memoire My Dark Places with Netflix hit Baby Reindeer. We realised quickly though there was too much to say for one episode so here is part one, and we will release part two on Baby Reindeer soon. To get part two early and ad free then please check out the patreon. Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Herkel Durkel is a Scots word that means to lie in a warm bed long after it is time to get up. This time Mairi and Phil use this leisure time to discuss the podcast Astray which looks at the stories of several backpackers, all of whom have gone missing in India. Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Last month Carl Andre, who was aquitted of murdering his wife Anna Mendieta, died. We covered the case originally in episode 137 Death of an Artist. So what does Andre's death mean for this case, and also for Anna's legacy? Support the Show.Av Mairi
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Send us a Text Message. Today’s guest is author Jeffrey D. Simon, author of several books about terrorism and a former RAND analyst who also taught at UCLA. As a guest on Fact or Fiction, Jeff has agreed to share some of the highlights from his most recent book, The Bulldog Detective: William J. Flynn and America’s First War Against the Mafia, Spie…
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Send us a Text Message. In the UK the case the Constance Martin, an aristocrat and her partner Mark Gordon, for the manslaughter of their baby daughter Victoria has been gripping the nation. Mairi and Phill discuss what we do and don't know about what happened, and what could come up, at the begining stages of the trial. Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Hurkle Durkle is an old Scots word that means to stay in a warm bed way past the time to get up. This winter Mairi and Phill are hurkelling and durkelling and chatting about the recent ITV hit Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, otherwise known as The Horizon Scandle. Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. Mairi delves into one of her favourite mysteries, who killed the princes in the tower, and what does Phillipa Langlesy's new evidence mean for all of us interested. Text availible here https://true-crime-fiction.com/2023/12/22/crime-in-culture-the-princes-in-the-tower-a-true-crime-book-by-phillipa-langley/ Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. The case of Cindy James' stalking is incredibly complex, twisty and turney. The idea that she faked it though... what does that mean for real stalking survivors? If anyone needs resources to cope with stalking the Suzy Lamplugh Trust is excellent https://www.suzylamplugh.org/ Support the Show.…
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Send us a Text Message. St. Louis was a rapidly growing frontier town in 1849. That year, the city experienced a great fire that destroyed the city's business district, an epidemic of cholera that decimated the population, and a steady influx of would-be miners on their way to the California hills. Also, there was a sensational murder and an equall…
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Send us a Text Message. Mairi looks at the phenominon of sons who are convinced their fathers are serial killers and finds something much more ancient underneath. Text availible here https://true-crime-fiction.com/2023/10/16/crime-in-culture-killer-fathers-traumatised-sons-legacies-of-the-black-dahlia-and-zodiac/ Support the Show.…
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