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Writing the Crime Scene: Dead Bodies

This is a basic guide for crime fiction writers including research tips and links. This months topic is 'dead bodies'. Column by Repo Kempt Every murder needs a victim. If you’re writing a crime story, there will undoubtedly be a character dropping dead in your manuscript. But when your dashing detective walks into that seedy hotel for the first time to examine the corpse, you need to make sure you have the technical details right to maintain your authority.
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