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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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    • 4.7 • 74 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

    Money Laundering & Gun Trafficking, Main Character Innocence, and As You Like It

    Money Laundering & Gun Trafficking, Main Character Innocence, and As You Like It

    Adam talks about who investigates money laundering & gun trafficking, proving your main character's innocence, and he draws an analogy between the courtroom and showbusiness.

    • 23 min
    Search Warrant Walk-Through, Pinging a Missing Person's Phone, and California Arson Investigations

    Search Warrant Walk-Through, Pinging a Missing Person's Phone, and California Arson Investigations

    Adam walks through how a detective gets a search warrant, obtaining phone records in a missing person investigation, and whether police officers get involved in arson investigations in California.

    • 27 min
    Rainy Day Vehicle CSI, White-Collar Murder, and Writer Outreach to Law Enforcement

    Rainy Day Vehicle CSI, White-Collar Murder, and Writer Outreach to Law Enforcement

    Adam talks about processing a crime scene in a car when it's raining, who works a homicide of a white-collar crime suspect, strategies for writers to engage with cops about writing, and details about the two new courses I'm launching this summer.

    • 19 min
    Interview with Marc Cameron - NYT Bestselling Author and Chief Deputy US Marshal

    Interview with Marc Cameron - NYT Bestselling Author and Chief Deputy US Marshal

    Adam interviews NYT Bestselling Author Marc Cameron about the US Marshals Service, advice for a successful writing career, and details on his new book: BONE RATTLE

    • 1 hr 10 min
    SWAT Snipers, White Collar Crimes, and Consent for Autopsies

    SWAT Snipers, White Collar Crimes, and Consent for Autopsies

    Adam answers questions about SWAT snipers on rooftops, how the FBI and SEC handle white-collar investigations, and when autopsies are and are not performed.

    • 14 min
    Attaching Double Jeopardy, Forensic Artists, and that Bloodhound Story

    Attaching Double Jeopardy, Forensic Artists, and that Bloodhound Story

    Adam talks about when double jeopardy attaches to an investigation, forensic artists, search patterns, and he finally shares that bloodhound story. Shownotes: writersdetective.com/106

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Rob Kerns ,

Phenomenal Podcast

Bottom Line: phenomenal podcast. I listen to every episode and always learn something.

I discovered the Writer’s Detective Bureau when Joanna Penn interviewed Adam Richardson on her The Creative Penn podcast. I subscribed immediately and, within a couple episodes, signed up as a patron of the show.

If you are writing anything in which characters or events encounter or interact with law enforcement in the modern age, you owe it to yourself to follow this podcast. I have learned more listening to this podcast than I have in countless internet searches.

I have derived value from every episode, and I write primarily Science Fiction

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.

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