Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Forensic Technology

scene-vision from 3rdtechResearch is a necessary part of writing, even in fiction. I confess, I almost called it a necessary evil! LOL! The truth is, I usually enjoy digging into the setting of a story, but with my recent story, I had a special bit of research that I needed to complete.

My newest book, Grime Wave, was partly inspired by some new technology in the realm of forensic science. I saw a clip about this new scanning process that has proved invaluable with portraying crime scenes with complete accuracy.

3dview 3tekIn my story, some important evidence is uncovered because this scanner gives such an excellent 3D image.

The way I understand things, the investigator sets up an initial set of scans from multiple places in proximity to the crime. Then using a specialized software, the investigators can create a digital model with unbelievable resolution. So good are the images from this tool that accurate measurements can be taking through the program, cutting down on the on-scene time and corruption of evidence from too many investigators on the scene.

SceneVision3D_121806crop 3rdtechI loved learning about this new bit of technology. Special thanks to 3rdTech for allowing me to use their photos. Their website has even more information!

In Grime Wave, crime scene cleaner happens upon a murder victim. That would freak out anyone, including someone with Dani’s background. Whether due to her childhood training under the everyday conversations with her detective father, or simply from her meticulous need for neatness, she sees a few inconsistencies that wind up putting a target on her. And as she’s getting closer to Jay, her danger and secrets become his problem as well.

hallpano810 3rdtechYour Turn: I’m going to bet, that even if you’re not a writer you do research from time to time. Check reviews before you purchase something? Investigate a new car? Examine a possible vacation place? What type of research have you recently done?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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