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I never dreamed these lectures would be so popular! 

My many years of teaching forensic science led me to choose the topics in that field that I find most interesting. I created a series of programs with PowerPoint which I present to interested groups. I have presented at libraries, to the seniors enrolled in the continuing education programs at local universities, clubs, and assisted living residents. They are interesting, provocative and get those brain cells sparking, curiosity piquing, and imaginative juices flowing. I’ve included a list of the ones I do. If you think of other topics let me know. My contact information appears below.

 

Title: FAMOUS FORENSIC SCIENCE CASES

Subtitle: In the News and in Literature

Presenter: Linda Maria Frank, Author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series and Teacher of Forensic Science (ret.)

Contact: lmf217@hotmail.com  516 798 0341

Follow the Clues that Inspire the Crime Solvers and Snare the Criminals

  • DNA TECHNOLOGY includes an explanation of how we are related and how we are different by our DNA, and illustrates how this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists.
  • DNA AND FAMOUS MURDER CASES outlines how DNA analysis was used and misused in the O.J. Simpson trial, the Laci and Connor Petersen murders, the Sam Sheppard trial, and the Boston Strangler.
  • THE LINDBERG KIDNAPPING traces the evidence used to convict Bruno Hauptman of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg, Jr. This was the first case dubbed the “Crime of the Century” by the print and radio media.
  • SOLVING ANCIENT MYSTERIES This lecture illustrates how modern forensic techniques are used to solve mysteries of the past, such as Otzi, the Ice Man, the Bog People of  Denmark, the Peruvian mummies and even the vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.
  • PLANTS, POISONS AND PLOTS not only includes illustrations of the various plant poisons and their uses or misuses, but illustrates how famous mystery writers have employed them in their books.
  • ART, NOT ART – This program explains how art pieces are scientifically authenticated, using examples from the art world, and delving into the world of art fraud. Famous cases of art theft, such as the Nazi atrocities regarding art works during WWII are described.
  • THOSE CSI SHOWS, FACT OR FICTION investigated the protocols, procedures and laboratory world or crime investigation in the real world and on TV.

 

Linda Maria Frank, retired from a career teaching science, including forensic science, resides on Long Island and is currently writing the Annie Tillery Mysteries, The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys. She also produces The Writer’s Dream, her local access TV show, seen on YouTube. Frank is active in LI Authors Group, LI Sisters in Crime, LI Children’s Writers and Illustrators, and Mystery Writers of America.

BOOK FAIRS

Member, Linda Maria Frank, and her Annie Tillery Mystery Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get some inside info on my Lindbergh Lecture at https://annietillerymystery.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/murder-on-the-orient-express-a-reflection-of-the-lindbergh-kidnapping/

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Agatha Christie’s book, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, originally called “Murder on the Calais Coach”, and featuring the incredible deductive powers of her most famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot, has been brought to the silver screen yet again. The premise of the story is the murder of a passenger on the train as it travels to Istanbul. It is discovered that the victim is the notorious Edward Ratchett, accused kidnapper and murderer of Daisy Armstrong, baby daughter of Col. Armstrong, an American hero and celebrity. As Poirot questions the other passengers, one of whom must have done the deed, the web of deceit and links of each to the victim are revealed.

 

 

The story is loosely based on the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, son of Charles Lindbergh who made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from L.I. to Paris in 1927. Bruno Hauptmann was arrested, tried, convicted and executed for the crime, but many questions and loose ends remain. The media referred to this as the Crime of the Century. H.L. Menken referred to it as “The greatest story since the Resurrection”.

Christie’s novel is so neatly tied up at the end, unlike the Lindbergh kidnapping. This inspired me to create and present an investigation into the aspects of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the subsequent criminal investigation, apprehension of Hauptmann, and his trial, as well as the media coverage and the link to “Murder on the Orient Express”.

 

See my lecture series below.

Title: FAMOUS FORENSIC SCIENCE CASES

Subtitle: In the News and in Literature

Presenter: Linda Maria Frank, Author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series and Teacher of Forensic Science (ret.)

Contact: lmf217@hotmail.com  516 798 0341

Follow the Clues that Inspire the Crime Solvers and Snare the Criminals

  • DNA TECHNOLOGY includes an explanation of how we are related and how we are different by our DNA, and illustrates how this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists.
  • DNA AND FAMOUS MURDER CASES outlines how DNA analysis was used and misused in the O.J. Simpson trial, the Laci and Connor Petersen murders, the Sam Sheppard trial, and the Boston Strangler.
  • THE LINDBERG KIDNAPPING traces the evidence used to convict Bruno Hauptman of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg, Jr. This was the first case dubbed the “Crime of the Century” by the print and radio media.
  • SOLVING ANCIENT MYSTERIES This lecture illustrates how modern forensic techniques are used to solve mysteries of the past, such as Otzi, the Ice Man, the Bog People of  Denmark, the Peruvian mummies and even the vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.
  • PLANTS, POISONS AND PLOTS not only includes illustrations of the various plant poisons and their uses or misuses, but illustrates how famous mystery writers have employed them in their books.
  • ART, NOT ART – This program explains how art pieces are scientifically authenticated, using examples from the art world, and delving into the world of art fraud. Famous cases of art theft, such as the Nazi atrocities regarding art works during WWII are described.
  • THOSE CSI SHOWS, FACT OR FICTION investigated the protocols, procedures and laboratory world or crime investigation in the real world and on TV.

 

Linda Maria Frank, retired from a career teaching science, including forensic science, resides on Long Island and is currently writing the Annie Tillery Mysteries, The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys. She also produces The Writer’s Dream, her local access TV show, seen on YouTube. Frank is active in LI Authors Group, LI Sisters in Crime, LI Children’s Writers and Illustrators, and Mystery Writers of America.

 


LECTURES BY JACK BILELLO

  • WWII

 The greatest conflict in human history, determined what kind of a nation we were to become in the entire 20th Century and beyond. Sixty million people perished from 1939 to 1945, or one person every three seconds for six consecutive years.

  • THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

The American Civil War cost more lives than all other American Wars combined. The results and consequences of this conflict which resulted in the loss of 750,000 lives remains timely and timeless. It determined what kind of nation we were to become from the mid-19th Century to the present.

Joseph Stalin, of all people, once said that the death of a million people is a statistic. The death of one person is a tragedy.

  • LAUGH, CRY, THINK “A WORLD WITHOUT LITERATURE IS A DEAD WORLD.”

Humor, Emotion and Thought are those qualities which make us truly and uniquely human. Join Jack Bilello, on his journey through his novels, to the heart of the human condition.

  •  THE ITALIAN AND JEWISH AMERICNS IN WAR AND PEACE

Italian and Jewish Americans in War and Peace

America has always been a nation of immigrants. This program takes us through the trials and tribulations of these “new immigrants” (late 19th Century and early 20th Century), and their acceptance into the main body of American society following their major contributions in WWII and beyond.

 

BOOKS BY JACK BILELLO

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Join Linda Maria Frank at the Dolphin Book Store in Port Washington, L.I. She will be sharing the story of how she wrote her “Mysteries for Kids”, the Annie Tillery Mystery Series. Her talk will include insights about plot, character and setting, including some personal stories of what happened in the research stage of her books, who the characters are modeled on, and where her ideas come from. OCTOBER 10 AT 6:30PM. We look forward to seeing you there.

BOOK FAIRS

Member, Linda Maria Frank, and her Annie Tillery Mystery Series.

teen mystery, girl detective, ghost story, summer read

Annie and her boyfriend, Ty, uncover the secrets hidden by Fire Island and The Madonna Ghost.

An exciting YA mystery

The Brooklyn Bridge leads to the mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn where Annie and friends must find the clues to solve the murder of John DiCristiani.

New Annie Tillery Mystery

Take the magic carpet ride of your imagination to Turkey. Join Annie and Ty in the caves of mysterious Cappadocia for another thrilling adventure.

The latest Annie Tillery mystery takes us from the present to 1943. The ghost of Annie’s great grandmother helps her to solve a cold case involving the famous Avenger aircraft.

 

 

 


Jack Bilello’s poignant account of a man and his son’s struggles with memories of war.

Author of “I Still Love Joni James”, “Heart of a Lion” and “Bonds of War”.

DOLPHIN BOOK STORE, PORT WASHINGTON, L.I., N.Y.

OCTOBER 24, 2017 @ 6:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a complete list of LIAG Author lectures at Dolphin Book Store for the fall season.

Linda Maria Frank 10/10

Jack Bilello 10/24

Roland Allnach 10/31

Rita Plus 11/7

John P. Cardone 11/14

Shoshanna McCollum 11/21

Vincent Casale 11/28

Cindy Braf 12/5

Charlene Knadle 12/12

Karen Bonnet 12/19

To find out about our up-coming events:

 Search The Long Island Authors Group on facebook, Long Island Authors Group

You can see many of our authors on The Writer’s Dream on YouTube, https://youtu.be/n7IL78YivwE

and our website is longislandauthorsgroup.org

Books galore!

A unique approach to meeting your local author, the traveling bookstore.


Here is a complete list of LIAG Author lectures at Dolphin Book Store for the fall season.

Linda Maria Frank 10/10

Jack Bilello 10/24

Roland Allnach 10/31

Rita Plus 11/7

John P. Cardone 11/14

Shoshanna McCollum 11/21

Vincent Casale 11/28

Cindy Braf 12/5

Charlene Knadle 12/12

Karen Bonnet 12/19

To find out about our up-coming events:

 Search The Long Island Authors Group on facebook, Long Island Authors Group

You can see many of our authors on The Writer’s Dream on YouTube, https://youtu.be/n7IL78YivwE

and our website is longislandauthorsgroup.org

BOOK FAIRS

Member, Linda Maria Frank, and h       Annie Tillery Mystery Series.

Books galore!

A unique approach to meeting your local author, the traveling bookstore.


The Casualties of Divorce offers a front row seat to the turmoil endured by all when two adults decide to end their marriage, for whatever reason. The book explores the different perspectives and experiences as told by dozens of persons who have proverbially “walked the walk” amongst different degrees of separation. It is intended to provide the reader with the understanding that they are not alone, their feelings are valid and that “This Too Shall Pass”. Co-authored by three casualties of divorce, this book will enlighten those who are contemplating divorce and comfort those who have survived one.

View the author, Vincent Casale, who wrote this book with input from Jayson Cole and Thomas J. Billotti, Ph.D. Their  perspective is an important and different take on “The Casualties of Divorce”.