This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau, physical agility, foreign nationals and missing children. I'm Adam Richardson and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
Welcome to episode number 54 of the Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime related fiction. This week I'd like to thank Gold Shield patrons, Debra Dunbar from debradunbar.com, C.C. Jameson from ccjameson.com, Larry Keaton, Vicki Tharp of vickitharp.com, Dharma Kelleher from dharmakelleher.com, Chrysann, Jimmy Cowe of crimibox.com, and Larry Darter for their support.
I'd also like to thank my newest coffee club patrons, Terry Thomas, Carol Tate, and Marty Knox, along with all of my longtime Coffee Club patrons for their support month after month.
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The Crimibox cases have been made to follow real Belgique police procedures. But now Jimmy and his Crimibox team have launched their first American investigation for you to solve. It's called Missing in Jericho, and they're doing a Kickstarter to get it off the ground.
I just backed it this evening and I cannot wait to work this case where you get to interrogate and inspect and investigate a case online, and it seems like you do most of it on your phone. Even getting calls as part of the game, or at least that's what I kind of gleaned from the comments that I was able to read.
But I love the idea of blurring the lines between game and reality. So I am really excited to see how this unfolds. So if you'd like to learn more and even consider backing the Missing in Jericho case on Kickstarter, you can Google "Kickstarter Missing and Jericho," or I've just set up a quick link. You can go to writersdetectivebureau.com/kickstarter, and it will take you to the Kickstarter page. So I wish you the best of luck, Jimmy. This is awesome and I can't wait to play the game.
K.A. Lugo from jackslaughterthrillers.com writes, "In an effort to make sure all my characters have a realistic background and not on the page to fill space, I'm building a character arc for a minor but recurring character. And I'm wondering about previous injuries before joining the police academy.
This particular character has previously been a football player, a few years drafted from college, so still pretty young. I don't want his injury during a game to cripple him. Just take him out of the game long enough that he'll seek a new career.
Head, back, neck injuries, would certainly keep him off the force, but what about a broken knee or ankle that would keep them down long enough that he won't go back to football or they may not want him back, but would a broken knee or ankle or leg keep him from getting into the academy and becoming an officer? Thanks in advance.".
Great question K.A. If they have healed enough to pass the physical agility testing to get hired, and they're healed enough to fully complete the police academy, then they're good to go. Those physical agility tests are pretty much our only screening, and anything else might be an ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, an ADA issue because they are demonstrating that they can do the job by completing the physical agility testing successfully... Continue reading...
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