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UNIQUE CRIME AUTHOR EXPERIENCES

We know every conscientious author strives for authenticity and technical accuracy in their plots. Whilst most established authors have, over the years, built a network of contacts and sources we appreciate that for writers who are just beginning their career it can be difficult to forge these links. In addition it is not always possible to have a contact in every topic or discipline. This should not result in a book being inaccurate, our expert’s knowledge and experiences are extensive, which means we can be a great source of information for all crime fiction writers.

Our expertise covers the following areas:

  • Crime Scene Protocols & Procedures

  • Forensic Knowledge & Techniques around Trace Evidence 

  • Anthropology & Bodily Fluids including DNA

  • Criminal & Geographical Profiling

  • Interview Techniques

  • Police Procedures

  • Prison and Probation Matters

  • Archaeology & Body Recovery

  • Fire Chemistry & Investigation

  • Road Traffic Collision Investigation

  • Forensic Linguistics 

  • Writing advice from inception to completion

  • Publishing advice and guidance including contracts

However our expertise does not stop there. We are extremely pleased and proud to have at our side our author in residence, best-selling crime writer Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin.

Vanessa is otherwise known, as ”Sam Blake”, the author of the Cat Connolly trilogy, Little Bones, In Deep Water and No Turning Back. She has written many short stories and her newest book, Keep Your Eyes on Me is to be released with Corvus in January 2020. 

Vanessa is the founder of the award winning writing resources website, www.writing.ie, and of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy.  She is Ireland’s leading literary scout and currently advises and assists writers at all stages in their career, including many award winning and bestselling authors. She is also responsible for Irelands International Crime Writing Festival “Murder One” and many other exhibitions and events.

As well as providing information and expertise through our own usual channels we will be working alongside Vanessa in providing advice on crime investigation techniques, forensic and police procedures to authors via her publishing consultancy. Together we are planning to hold several authors workshops throughout 2020. So, watch this space as we will be announcing more details shortly.

In addition to our authors workshops we have run workshops for both readers and writers at both Harrogate Crime writing festival, on behalf of Pan McMillan’s “Thin Blue Spine”, and also Ireland’s International writing festival, Dublin’s Murder One, on behalf of Lynda La Plante and Bonnier Zaffre Publishing. Please see the case studies for more information. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADVICE OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US.

TESTIMONIALS

Joined the Think Forensic team for one of their Authors’ CSI Workshops and loved it. A fascinating behind-the-scenes look for wannabe crime writers who don’t have a friendly forensics expert to turn to. It left me buzzing with ideas! The team really know their stuff and I’m looking forward to their next workshop already.

Sara West; Tall Tales Mysteries
Darlington

Really enjoyed the authors’ workshop, and looking forward to putting in the detail Think Forensic gave me – makes my work so much more credible. Highly recommended for all crime authors!

Claire Hopkins
Cardiff

As an author I found Think Forensic’s team pro-active with my enquiries. The information they provided and kind and patient responses added to the overall quality & accuracy of my novel. I cannot recommend Think Forensic enough and recommend any author contact them.

Robert Craven; Dublin
Author of Eva Molenaar Series

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