Number One Fan
A dream came true for Regine Sta. Maria as she debuts as a news anchor for the evening news. After the newscast, she received a bouquet of flowers and a phone call from someone who calls himself her Number One Fan. His message: make him number one or else, someone will die. The next day, she dismissed it as a mere prank. After a week, the police found her Journalism professor dead. She realized that Number One Fan proved his threat. Journalists start to die one by one and Regine had to guess who Number One Fan is. But how if her only clue was the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?
One accident: drunk driving. One died: Kaye, the Mayor’s daughter. One case: Reckless imprudence resulting to homicide. One suspect: Paolo, Kaye’s boyfriend and his family’s black sheep. One verdict: Guilty beyond reasonable doubt. One problem: Paolo has post-retrograde amnesia. One lawyer: Atty. Rita Madrilejos, who will do her very best to prove Paulo’s innocence and win her first solo case. NOTE: Written in Filipino
Si Aling Mameng
Aling Mameng, as she was called, was the most hated neighbor in Sunshine Village, a small subdivision outside Metro Manila. So when she died of heart attack, no one came to her funeral. But when the police found out that she was poisoned, all who hated her became suspects.
Issa N. Uycoco-Bacsa
Crime Fiction Lab is a place where my stories brew and I’m your funky brewster. I used to work in a medical laboratory and could have worked in forensics. One day, a writing bug bit my right hand. It stung so deep that I have found myself concocting tales since the late ’80s. My educational background, my work experiences, and my love of writing have given me the advantage to write diverse topics in different formats. Like other lab subjects, this site contains theories and lab activities from which you can learn a thing or two about crime fiction writing. And if you're in need of someone who could write and do some research for you, feel free to contact me. Let's begin investigating.
Writes novels, novellas, short stories, screenplays, & comics manuscripts (graphic novels)
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Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines
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True Crime Stories
44 years ago, on the early morning of 15 January 1973, an 8-man firing squad shot the convicted Chinese drug lord Lim Seng at Fort Bonifacio. The event marked a historical first in the country’s penal history as being the first and only public execution during Martial Law. Around 5,000 people witnessed the execution, including journalists Read more about The Public Execution of Lim Seng[…]
It’s nice to watch a TV series (or even films for that matter) that are based from the books we love. One example is Sherlock, a TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Creators of this TV series based the story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Read more about Sherlock[…]
This was the first time in my life to experience robbery inside our home. 12 January 2017, probably around 1:30 am, I was asleep. Hours earlier, at around 10:20 pm, I informed my employer on Skype that I’ll be absent so I could rest to make up for the lack of sleep during the past few Read more about Robbery: My First Brush With Crime (As a Victim)[…]
During my screenwriting workshop days, we spent a lot of time writing down a one-sentence story pitch on the board. Then our mentor, Nestor U. Torre, would comment if the pitch will sustain a film story or not. A pitch (a.k.a. as logline or hook) is usually 25 words long that captures the essence of the Read more about The Pitch[…]
One of the advantages of having a smartphone is having an e-book reader in it. My cellphone is not even an Android phone but it looks like it and has a text reader. So I converted this e-book in text format and transferred it in my mobile phone. I felt I was also turning Read more about The Murder of Roger Ackroyd[…]
Mickey Spillane was an American crime novelist whose first novel, I, The Jury, introduced his famous character, Mike Hammer. My first encounter with Mickey Spillane was in high school. It was in 1983 when I got hold of a paperback copy of I, The Jury. Mike Hammer came in to investigate his best friend’s murder. Read more about Mickey Spillane[…]
Saying “start writing now” is much easier said than done. With the demands of work, family, and personal life, it can be hard to find the time or energy to write. However, being bitten by a writing bug, writing wouldn’t let go. This 2017, let’s start writing again and remind ourselves to keep going. No Read more about Let’s Launch (Again) This 2017[…]
Only a few days left before we say goodbye to 2016 and the Year of the Rooster comes in. As usual, many will make their list of resolutions however, I decided to deviate. Instead, I’ll be listing down the 10 things I’m thankful for this 2016. 1. Working at Home It was in the middle Read more about 10 Things I’m Thankful For This 2016[…]
I’ve read about this case probably more than 2 years ago from a book co-written by the victim’s mother. Anna Lynn Hurd was only 16 years old when she was stabbed to death on the early hours of Saturday, 23 February 2013. “If I can’t have her nobody can.” That’s how her possessive boyfriend, Anthony Read more about Anna Lynn Hurd[…]
When we say genre, the first thing that comes into our minds is category. True, genres are categories of literary compositions. Each genre is determined by technique, tone, content, and even length. The criteria used to divide literary works into genres are not consistent. It changes constantly and it’s even a subject for debate Read more about Genre[…]
One of the unsolved murder cases in the Philippines is almost 50 year old today. Wow, that’s a long unsolved case! The case has been sensational since it hit the front pages on May 30, 1967 for two reasons: (1) it was the first known case of a chopped body (murder and mutilation) and (2) Read more about Lucila Lalu Case[…]
Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, several stage plays, and six romances (written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott). That’s prolific. Her books have sold more than 2 billion copies only next to the Bible and Shakespeare and have been translated Read more about Agatha Christie[…]