March 2022

Murder in Fact and Fiction

Mystery writer J.A. Jance and Homicide Hunter presenter Joe Kenda discuss the nature of murder and crime-solving both in detective stories and real life.

J. A. Jance

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J.A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade. J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family as well as a volume of poetry....

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Joe Kenda

Joe Kenda is a 23-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he was a homicide detective and commander of the major crimes unit.  He starred in "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda," an American true-crime documentary series that ran for nine seasons on the Investigation Discovery network and averaged more than 1....

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