Murder One: A Writer's Guide to Homicide

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Writer's Digest Books, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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From accidental murder to a crime of passion, Murder One gives you the nuts and bolts necessary to build your fictional murder scenario. Prosecuting investigators Mauro Corvasce and Joseph Paglino take you step by step through motives, plans, murders and disposal of the bodies. You'll be taken to the scenes of familial murders, set off by simmering feuds; gang murders, from contract hits to drive-by shootings; business and financial murders, guaranteed to silence whistle-blowers; organized crime hits, and the psychology behind the mobs; the little-known vehicular murder, an excellent plot twister; crimes of passion, and the motives that spur them; and bizarre murders, and their real-life investigations; . Beginning with an overview of murder, the authors also delve into legal definitions and homicide investigations. In these pages, you can also investigate opportunity, weapons, kidnapping and cover-up crimes. The authors augment their chapters with real-life case files and first-hand investigations. From raging spouses to cool contract killers, Murder One is your encyclopedia for inventing murders for your stories and novels.

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About the author (1997)

Corvasce is an investigator for the Prosecutor's Office in Monmouth County, NJ. He has been in law enforcement since 1978 and is an expert in arson, forensics and fingerprinting.

Paglino is an investigator for the Prosecutor's Office in Monmouth County, NJ. He has served as an investigator for New York City's Chief Medical Examinor.

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