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WELCOME to the No Alibi Zone

This is not a place to glorify murder. While I do craft diabolical murders as a mystery writer, I spend the bulk of my time figuring out how my characters will use their skill, intellect, and wit to catch the killers. And that’s mostly what we’ll explore here. What goes on behind the scenes when investigating murder.

Join us as we deep dive into things like the different personality traits of killers, investigation techniques, the different types of investigators, the variety of scientific tools available to law enforcement and the science behind them, how cadaver dogs and even psychics can be used to catch killers, and even why the public is so fascinated with the topic of murder. After all, the fascination with true crime is at an all-time high.

Your avenues of exploration include:

  • Let’s Talk About Murder (LTAM)—a monthly online newsletter interviewing the people who talk about, write about, or investigate murder. This includes law enforcement, medical examiners/technicians, crime-beat journalists, authors, podcasters, and more.

  • The Murder Brief-- is a monthly blog where I’ll research a myriad of topics, including murder investigation techniques, the body farm, cadaver dogs, types of weapons, how writers continually turn something horrible into something entertaining, and much more. Blog posts will be featured on the 1st of each month in Let's Talk About Murder and then posted on the website.

  • The Glossary – a list of necessary definitions to keep you on course.

  • Recommended books – True crime books I’ve read and can honestly recommend.


If you enjoy the ‘who dunnit’ and 'how dunnit’ aspects of murder mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy what the No Alibi Zone offers. My goal is to enlighten and even educate so that when you read/watch/listen to mysteries or true crime, you’ll better understand the reality behind them. And maybe, we’ll all have a new appreciation for the real-world work that goes into catching the people who prey upon others.



Dead bodies are typically NOT outlined in chalk or tape at a crime scene because the body might have to be rolled over. This might be done outdoors, however, if someone has been hit by a car.




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Coming soon is a new series of YA books called THE UNSTOPPABLES. These are young adult mysteries set in 1965 with protagonists Julia and Ben Brouwer from the adult OLD MAIDS OF MERCER ISLAND  books.


"I just love all of Lynn's books. Such clever stories that keep you hooked from beginning to end. I don't know where her ideas come from but am sure glad they keep coming. "

                                                                                                                                 Cindy W.L.

"The Old Maids of Mercer Island Mysteries is absolutely one of the best written cozy mystery series ever! Lynn Bohart is an exceptional writer and once you start her book you won't want to put it down. Her latest, All Roads Lead to Murder, is exceptional with fast paced action, humor, great characters. I highly recommend this book and her other books in this series."                                                                                                                                          Lee S.

"I finally got started reading this book (Murder in the Past Tense) after coming down with a cold. I had taken a Nyquil to try to get some rest .. but by the third page, I was so involved in the story that I fought of the effects of the cold meds and read until after midnight."

                                                                                                                                  C. D.

"I have grown to greatly anticipate the next book from this author."  Stephen G.

"I just finished reading "The Essence of Murder". Another great book from Ms. Bohart." C.S.

"A very enjoyable read (A Hisory of Murder) - dinner was late as I had to finish it." Billy C.

"Grave Doubts kept me in suspense so much that I couldn't put it down. The twists and turns and true to life characters made me not want it to end , yet when I thought it was over another exciting twist was in store. It was like a great dinner and then you get dessert." Marianne D.

“Murder is always a mistake – one should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner.”
Oscar Wilde


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