Any crime writer worth her or his salt does needs to be accurate when it comes to forensics. The amazing team at FutureLearn offer heaps of free online courses, wherever you are in the world. I hadn’t heard of MOOCs before (Massive Online Open Courses), but now see that some very prestigious universities offer them. I have enrolled in their Introduction to Forensic Science six-week programme, taught by staff at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. It’s perfect for me, and there are other crime writers enrolled too, I see. I have now completed the first module, which is the Principles and practise of crime scene investigation. Wow, really interesting, learning heaps already. When I write the Autumn Pugh and de Winters Women series, I want to make sure that I am accurate! Happy studying 🙂

Introduction to Forensic Science