In 2019, before the word “Covid” was part of our vocabulary, I attended several mystery writing conferences. At one, I met non-fiction writer, J. Reuben Appelman and talked with him about The Kill Jar, set in Detroit. Recently, at O’Hare Airport, I spotted a copy of his new book, While Idaho Slept, set in Moscow, Idaho where four college students were brutally slain. Both books are extensively researched and well written by an author who is also a private investigator. In 2020, The Kill Jar inspired the Hulu docuseries, Children of the Snow.