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Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell – Review

Hello, book lovers! Shelf Indulgence is a new bimonthly book review column from A.D. Garrett. Occasionally, when my reading muscles are well-toned, I’ll do a one-off top-up which will be listed as Shelf Indulgence – unplugged. The main column will appear first in Heswall Magazine, recommending two books. They will… Read more


In Forensic Science, context is key

At the head of every chapter of the A.D. Garrett forensic thrillers which features Professor Fennimore, there is a quotation. Fennimore’s favourite authors, or one of his personal strictures. I call these Fennimisms. He is very fond of saying, ‘Context is everything.’ It’s true of… Read more


How to Spot a Psychopath

Psychopaths are far more commonplace than you would think. In my last blog, I wrote about a burglary suspect who reminded me of Dennis Nilsen, who was convicted in 1983 of murdering 15 young men. He kept the bodies for weeks, eventually dismembering them, burning… Read more



Writers’ Diary for Believe No One USA research trip 2012

Believe No One takes Fennimore & Simms to the United States Mid West. These blogs document the places we visited and people we met during the research trip in May 2012, including meetings and discussions with law enforcement and criminal justice experts in Oklahoma and Missouri …. Read more