Dead Bodies


Smiles, cheers, and hoorays were abundant yesterday when the doors finally opened for the 2014 Writers’ Police Academy.


This morning, attendees witnessed how the experts handle a mass casualty—a drunk driver plowing through a crowd at a farmers market.


WPA recruits then spent the rest of their day shooting, driving, handcuffing, investigating a murder, learning undercover ops, searching buildings for bad guys, and a ton of other exciting sessions.

Then, after enjoying a fabulous reception sponsored by Sisters in Crime National, everyone headed outside to end the night with a rendezvous with a dead body.

Using a new inflatable light source, WPA instructors demonstrated how to illuminate a nighttime crime scene.


You know, you run into all kinds of people at murder scenes.


Yes, that’s THE Lisa Gardner with our murder victim du jour.

More tomorrow…