Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan: Call the police!
For this Montreal crime author, the most relevant, thrilling and unexpected facts come straight from the long arm of the law.
"Contact the Police Public Relations Department in your city. Be prepared! Have your specific needs neatly packaged in your questions. She/he checks you out and gets back to you, telling you a detective will be in touch. He will. For the appointment: digital camera or phone, recorder, note pad, a list of questions that pertain to your mystery and police techniques. Listen carefully and note the added bonus features he offers up. If you’re lucky, he’ll give you his card and private number for additional questions, and he may suggest you visit another division and set that appointment up for you. Good luck and make him a new friend and source!"
Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan has published six novels: The Sands Motel, Cutting Corners, An Easy Mark, The Wrong Move, The Dead Ringer and The Red Floor and a memoir, Sheila’s Take. Her work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, read on CBC Radio, Radio One, CBC Montreal and CJAD, and seen on CTV and Global TV.