The truth cannot hide...

A pinch of meth is good – for 2-10 years

Dave and I were in the USA researching law enforcement for Believe No One (#2 in the Fennimore & Simms forensic thriller series). We were in a Tulsa PD conference room, observing an interrogation via video link: the two-way mirror favoured by TV cop shows… Read more


Burglaries – a short introduction

By Dave Barclay When attempting to retrieve evidence at the scene of a burglary, the CSI or forensic scientist needs to mentally step through what the burglar did, thinking all the time about points of contact and what evidence they might have left. In distraction burglaries,… Read more


Writing collaboration – how does THAT work?

A.D. Garrett is the writing collaboration between Dagger Award-winning novelist Margaret Murphy and forensic scientist, Professor Dave Barclay. Together, they write forensic thrillers. It all began in 2008, Liverpool’s year as Capital of Culture. The city hosted the BA Science Festival, and The Macaulay Institute wanted to… Read more


Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – autopsy, and forensic anthropology

Day 9, US research trip, Believe No One 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. Weds, 9th May 2012 The Office of the Chief… Read more


Prosecuting killers – Capital Litigation in Oklahoma

Day 8, US research trip, Believe No One 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. Tuesday, 8th May 2012 Assistant DA Pamela Hammers is… Read more


Courthouses, State Bureau Investigators, Fort Gibson and True Grit

Day 4, US research trip, Believe No One 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. Friday 4th May, 2012 Morning – Tahlequah – OSBI… Read more


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