Karen Valentine

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I have been intrigued by true crime stories since I read "In Cold Blood" as a teenager. My crime library now stuffs two 8-foot bookcases. The saying that "truth is stranger than fiction" is definitely factual. The peculiarity of human nature defies even the most talented mystery fiction writer. Within the past few years, I've embarked on a quest to find as many famous crime locations and graves as I can, sometimes building entire vacations around them. I now have eight large photo albums filled with crime-related sites from coast to coast. My friends and family think I'm a little nutty, and maybe I am. But, for someone like me, so harmless that I capture moths that fly in the house and set them free outside, the notion that there are human beings who can plot to kill innocent people without remorse is endlessly fascinating. I enjoy contributing to Findagrave and will continue to do so, as long as there are crimes to explore. With the way the world is, I doubt I'll ever run low of material. ** ALERT!! ** I have had a book published called, "The Crime Buff's Guide To Outlaw Pennsylvania." I've written it in conjunction with best-selling true crime author, Ron Franscell. It's available now on Amazon, B&N, and most other book-selling websites.


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