Writing is going slower than I want, but I'm still making headway. I've been doing an awful lot of research. Beginning of the week was Johannes Vermeer and his extraodinary painitings. These last couple of days it has been indepth examination of serial killers.
I have two books that I use a lot.
Practical Homicide Investigation, tactics, procedures and forensic techniques, by Vernon Geberth and Malicious Intent a writer's guide to how murderers, robbers, rapists and other criminals think, by Sean Mactire (part of the Howdunit Series by Writers Digest).
Neither make for a restful night's sleep. I have a lot more research to do--and the research builds as my plot builds.
I found out one aspect of Vermeer's background for instance, that lends itself very well to my story--he was famously forged in the 1930's by Hans Van Meegeren. The only reason the art establishment discovered their mistake was Van Meegeren was arrested and charged with collaborating with the Nazis because he sold Goring a painting--he admitted his deception and instead was charged with fraud. Vermeer's painting often have terrible provenance. Just what I need to make my story interesting :)
As far as the backstory for my killer goes...well that's for me to know and you to find out.
Blade Hunter progress: