Instead of focusing on a particular story or writer this week, I'm going to share a website feature with you.
Yes, I'm surprised as well.
After checking out numerous newspaper sites over the past few weeks, I've come to realize that they are all mostly the same. They will list articles, or you can search by reporter, but not much else. You really have to dig to get the good stuff.
And that's okay.
But Nola.com, and the Times Picayune have a crime map on their website.
Want to see where burglaries have been committed in the month of August? It can show you that. How about the location of an assault on July 15th? It can do that as well. Zoom in as closely or as far out as you would like. It's a facinating feature that I wish more web sites would use.
I'm only adding this because I've been asked a few times, but yeah, I always accept review/preview copies. Who turns down free stuff? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my mailing address. And thanks.
Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org