90 episodes

The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 63 Ratings

The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

    Investigating a Murder of One of Your Own, Filming Props, and Testimony Dialogue

    Investigating a Murder of One of Your Own, Filming Props, and Testimony Dialogue

    Adam talks about who investigates the murder when the victim is a police officer of your own agency, how to best secure realistic props for filming, and tips for creating realistic testimony dialogue. Transcript: writersdetective.com/90

    • 19 min
    Cellphone Photos, Real-Life Red Herrings, and Courthouse Waiting Rooms

    Cellphone Photos, Real-Life Red Herrings, and Courthouse Waiting Rooms

    Adam talks about detectives using their cellphones to take evidentiary photographs, whether real-life criminals leave red herrings, and where witnesses wait before testifying. Transcript available: writersdetective.com/89

    • 19 min
    Writer’s Detective's Fifth Birthday, Police Firearms, and Protecting a Victim

    Writer’s Detective's Fifth Birthday, Police Firearms, and Protecting a Victim

    We celebrate the fifth birthday of Writer's Detective and Adam answers questions about police officers carrying their own firearms on-duty and how a victim might get special protection. Transcript available: writersdetective.com/88

    • 20 min
    Sex Registrants, Trust Issues, and Re-Interviewing a Witness

    Sex Registrants, Trust Issues, and Re-Interviewing a Witness

    Adam answers your questions about sex registrants, using third parties to help get a witness to give a statement, and whether scenes like a second witness interview should be cut from your story. Transcript available: writersdetective.com/87

    • 18 min
    The Newhall Incident, Undercover Reasoning, and 3rd Party Justifiable Homicide

    The Newhall Incident, Undercover Reasoning, and 3rd Party Justifiable Homicide

    Adam talks about COVID-19 philanthropy, 50th anniversary of the Newhall Incident, reasons for undercover investigations, and whether homicide by a third party can be justifiable. Transcript available: writersdetective.com/86

    • 17 min
    MasksForDocs, Inmate Release After Acquittal, and CSI the TV Show

    MasksForDocs, Inmate Release After Acquittal, and CSI the TV Show

    Adam talks about MasksForDocs as well as answering your questions about releasing an inmate after an acquittal and the reality of tv shows like CSI. Transcript: writersdetective.com/85

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

A Fighter’s Parents in Ireland ,

Great resource for people interested in police work and the ins and outs

I love listening to this as part of my weekly podcasting binge. I particularly liked the one on hate crimes but I find all of them interesting and informative. I am delighted this podcast has hit the waves.

99Lucky99 ,

Fantastic Resource

This is an outstanding resource. Any writer of police procedurals should listen regularly, but the details that come out of this podcast can provide a taste of authenticity to any story where the conflict involves law enforcement. I'm loving this podcast.

IzzyKPeterson ,

Beyond valuable!

This is a MUST of a Writer's Resource - not just for those who write crime thrillers, but for writers in general!
And now, I can really make my romantic suspense novel SING!

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