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September 1, 2016

Blog Entry 2

Well, today was the day I was supposed to buckle down and get back to work on the third book in the Special Tracking Unit series.  Didn't happen.  I spent the better part of my evening putting the finishing touches on this website so I could finally hit the launch button.  I guess I'm a bit rusty; it's been a few years since I built a website.

Anyway, I'll have to make up for it tomorrow.  I'll try to write a thousand words; that should put me back on schedule.


June 23, 2016


Blog Entry 1

Not a review, but a great mention in The Columbus Dispatch:

"During the summer, Nesbitt said, patrons tend to borrow more books of fiction — and, among such titles, the Columbus library recommends two suspense novels: “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley and “Collecting the Dead” by Spencer Kope."




Articles & "Stuff"

September 1, 2016

Image Analysis:  The Reel and the Real

It was waiting on my desk when I got to the office, a shiny CD containing three images from a string of unsolved mail thefts. It’s just one of hundreds of cases involving surveillance images that I’ve worked over the years, and when I opened the files . . . READ MORE>>


June 16, 2016


Crime Analysis: The Profession and the Practice

It’s been said that crime analysis is only slightly younger than crime itself.

Long before the profession came into being, people practiced crime analysis without ever putting a name to it. When someone warned a neighbor to stay away from a certain part of town after dark because . . .  READ MORE>>


Junr 9, 2016

20 Things Overheard at the SO

n my twelve years as the crime analyst for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, I’ve seen and heard a lot of funny and unusual things—some of which provided great inspiration while writing Collecting the Dead and the . . . READ MORE>>