Behind the Scene: New Mystery/Thriller Series

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #221: This week, I’m sharing some behind the scene stuff about the upcoming spin-off mystery/thriller series, Pike’s Alley Private Investigation. Book one, currently untitled, is planned to release toward the end of 2020.

In the School Marshal series, book one, Mac MacKenna had recently retired from special operations in the Air Force and returned to his hometown, Brookfield. He agreed to go undercover as the school marshal at Blackstone Academy for one school year. With the end of the school year and the end of his commitment not far off, Mac’s making plans for what he wants to do next. Read More

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The Lone Wolf

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, author websiteThe FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force thwarted this “lone wolf’s” plan. However, it’s scary, the time and effort this high school student put into his mass shooting plot.

I know, most parents believe their children aren’t capable of doing bad things. The parents of the children who have carried out evil acts felt the same way. Please, snoop on your children.

Parents need to know what websites and apps their children visit or use. Without the connectivity provided by parents, children wouldn’t have access to terrorist-type people.  Read More

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Mother of the Groom

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons, author websiteWe’ve all been approached by a relative or neighbor child about purchasing something for a school fundraiser. Schools are forced to be creative in finding other sources of revenue because they are underfunded by the state and federal government.

When you read about a school employee mishandling the money, it adds insult to injury.

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The Worst Kind of Friends

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons, author websiteParents will want to read about these two guys who were the worst kind of friends there could be working in a school setting.

BLOG POST #218: This week, I’m sharing research on two specific crimes involving an Assistant Middle School Principal and a Transportation Manager from the same school district.

Transportation Manager

He worked with children for five years before advancing to managerial positions. By the time of his arrest, he’d been with the school district for thirteen years. Read More

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The Boy With No Friends

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons, Author websiteEven in a small rural community with a population of approximately 5,000 people, schools are also vulnerable to a school shooting.

Whether you live in a large urban area or a small rural town, if you have children in school, you’ll find this case interesting.

BLOG POST #217: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a 14-year-old school shooter. Read More

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