(Mostly) Unsuccessful WW2 Espionage on the Home Front

Europe, the main theater of World War Two, was thousands of miles across the Atlantic. But Nazi intelligence inserted German operatives into American cities and tried to convert German-Americans to Nazism well before the war broke out. During the war itself America saw plenty of espionage incidents and there was probably much more spy activity […]

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The Winston Churchill War Rooms

I spent a week across the pond over the holidays, and one of my must-see visits was to the Churchill War Rooms. What are they? Glad you asked. Follow me back in time to World War Two.  Britain was facing dark days, embroiled in a conflict that would kill millions of civilians and soldiers and ultimately […]

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Still Star-Struck After All These Years

This is a reprint of a blogpost originally published on The Lipstick Chronicles, which is sadly gone now. Given the day, I thought you’d appreciate it.   One of the nice things about being an author is that people don’t usually recognize you when you break out of the cage and go outside. Which means […]

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Nazis in America? Meet The German American Bund

My upcoming WW2 book, War, Spies and Bobby Sox, includes three stories about World War Two on the homefront. Obviously, Hitler’s Germany never actually invaded our shores or blitzed us as they did our UK cousins. But, in fact, Nazism was alive and well in the US during the 1930s, just as it was in […]

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World War Two: German POWs Incarcerated in the US

My latest book, War, Spies, and Bobby Sox, comes out February 28th. (but it’s on preorder now… see below) It’s a trio of stories set during World War Two. One of the stories, P.O.W., took me down a rabbit hole of fascinating research into the era and our involvement in the conflict. So of course, […]

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Evil Kin – The Tragedy of Chicago’s Suh Family

About 8 months ago I was interviewed as a neutral 3rd party for a tabloid TV show about a gruesome murder in Chicago. The case involved a sister who convinced her brother to kill her boyfriend, and her boyfriend to (probably) kill her mother. It happened years ago, but Investigation Discovery decided to explore it […]

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Conversation with Robert Jones, FBI Counter-Intelligence Security, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of my conversation with Robert Jones which we taped last March. You can find the entire interview on the March Second Sunday Crime show here. Cybersecurity We touched briefly on cybersecurity when I asked which is more common: hackers looking for credit card data or corporate spies? Mr. Jones said that as […]

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Meet Robert Jones, FBI Counter-Intelligence Security, Part 1

My latest Ellie Foreman book, Jump Cut, came out in March, 2016. Rather than talk about the book, I chatted to FBI Counter-Intelligence Deputy Director Robert Jones on the March edition of Second Sunday Crime. He’s been with FBI for 20 years, worked anti-terrorism, and is now with the counter terrorism division. He’s been in […]

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Murder on the Quai — The Backstory, with Cara Black & Aimee LeDuc

  Aimée Leduc is a chic, no-nonsense Paris-based PI and heroine of 15 mysteries, by Cara Black, a New York Times bestselling author. In June Cara released Murder on the Quai, a prequel revealing how Aimée first became a detective. Cara has won multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book […]

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