Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Is Your Emergency (Civilian Police Academy #4)

The telephone has been used for requesting assistance since the very first call.  Supposedly Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson for help after spilling acid on his clothes.  The acid story is likely apocryphal, but the first words spoken … Continue reading

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Barks, Bullets, and Bombs (Citizen’s Police Academy #3)

Dogs used in police work come in all shapes and sizes.  Navy criminal investigators will use Jack Russell terriers and beagles for searches, since they can get into tight spaces on ships and submarines.  Giant schnauzers were once used by … Continue reading

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Edgar and Me, Part 2

The day of the Edgar Awards banquet is a memory I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.  In the morning, Janet Hutchings of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine invited Dawn and me to come to the Dell Publishing Office in … Continue reading

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Edgar and Me (Part 1)

Last week, my wife and I drove from our home in Illinois to New York City for the Edgar Awards.  Driving allowed us to see friends we hadn’t seen in years, both coming and going.  We drove to JFK where … Continue reading

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