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November 06, 2017


Kathy Lynn Emerson

Well, darn. Now I'm going to have to rethink what my local small town police chief character carries. Although maybe, being petite and female, she'll stick with an old fashioned Mag-light. They do come in handy for bopping bad guys upside the head.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Agreed! It's crazy-intimidating. But it does show you how every choice makes a difference..I am stuck now on my new main character's car. It's so critical!


I never would have thought about that. Wow!

No wonder I never buy anything like a flashlight any more. There are just too many choices.

Elaine Viets

Love this research, Kate. I've found many men --not just cops -- have a fascination with flashlights. I've see a college professor and a bus mechanic spend hours discussing the best flashlights to keep in their cars and by the TV.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Why does one need a flashlight by the TV?


Of course, there was a lot more research, and lots of discussion about which flashlights are favored, and of the appeal of various UIs (a term you now understand) and rechargeable vs. regular batteries, etc. But what probably amused me most was the agreement that the old, big, heavy mag lite was an excellent weapon.

Now, of course, you have to read Death Warmed Over to learn which flashlight Thea has, right?


Keenan Powell

Who knew there was so much to know about flash lights? Fascinating. I like to flashlight big enough to clock someone with but I imagine if I had to carry it around all night, I'd want something lighter.


I should have said if you read the book, you'll find out what Thea found in the basement...

Storyteller Mary

Complicated! My most useful one for my quiet life is the tiny one on my key ring. I'm currently lost in STALKING DEATH. Thea is my new hero.

Kate Flora

How. Come there's no "like" button here, when your comments are great?

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