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Love and Murder: Can We Ever Get Enough?

Valentine’s day is history for this year, but does happy everaftering ever go out of fashion? Especially, when we’re searching for a good cozy mystery to read. Consider this list of Valentine-themed mysteries assembled for your reading pleasure by the folks at Indie Crime Scene.

Crime World Trivia, #3

The Birth of the Modern Detective

Before the 19th century, there were few municipal police departments, though the first had been created in Paris in 1667. As police activities moved from appointees helped by volunteers to professionals, the idea of dedicated detectives did not immediately arise. The first private detective agency was founded by Eugène François Vidocq in Paris in the early 1800s, who had also headed a police agency in addition to being a criminal himself. Police detective activities were pioneered in England by the Bow Street Runners and later the Metropolitan Police Service in Greater London.[3] The first police detective unit in the United States was formed in 1846 in Boston.[4]

A Huge Thank You

To all of you who have bought or borrowed any of my books during these past special offers, thank you. You rock my world and help make my work visible to other readers. And if you have bought or borrowed the work of other writers, thank you, again. I am delighted to team up cozy readers with new authors. It’s a win win for everyone.