Thriller 101

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I Spy: Words Thriller Writers Should Know

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DRUGS and POISONS 






9 comments:

  1. What an unusual and useful site! Thanks for all your hard work and research.

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  2. Hi Eric,

    So glad you found your way here.

    Happy Writing!

    Cheers,
    Fiona

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  3. I am so excited to find this page! I'm digging in today into all this useful information. Thank you for posting.

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  4. Fiona, what a great resource. Other than working inside the courthouse, myself, I haven't seen a single site giving such comprehensive forensic insight for writers. I'll share this with peers.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. They are very encouraging :)

      Cheers,

      Fiona

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  5. Do you have a post about WHEN an autopsy is usually required? If the investigators assume suicide, such as in the case of someone who has hung themselves, would an autopsy be done?

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    1. An autopsy is done whenever there is an accidental or unexpected death. So if Aunt Sue had cancer and died at the expected time, no autopsy. If there were a car accident or a sudden unexpected death, autopsy. If the person is in the hospital or there is a doctor who will sign off on the death certificate, no autopsy. So it depends on where/how/why there was a death. Does that help in your plotline?

      Best wishes,
      Fiona

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  6. What a great site. So generous of you to share you knowledge like this. Beautifully written so a pleasure to read.

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