(All pictures from the Homicide Hunter Facebook page)
My name is Candice Gilmer, and I write romance. And I love watching Discover ID. Especially Homicide Hunter, and Lt Joe Kenda.
Yep, that’s right, Discovery ID is the channel that has all true crime mysteries.
And I do have a bit of a crush on Lt. Joe Kenda, both the real man, because, wow, that voice, and the actor that plays the younger version of Kenda in the show, Carl Marino, because, well, what a cutie. (Pictured is the real Joe Kenda on the left and Carl Marino kneeling on the right)
But that’s not the big reason I spend hours watching Homicide Hunter. I watch several of the shows on Discover ID. Some of my favorites are A Crime to Remember, Web of Lies, and Surviving Evil. There are more, of course, but I can’t think of all of them. I spend a decent amount of time watching just about anything they put up on Investigation Discovery.
Part of the reason I love Homicide Hunter is because they have a lot in common with what I write.
Do I write murder mystery romances? Nope. Though my husband swears I probably could with as many of these shows that I watch, and I can usually guess the killer in the end.
As Lt. Joe says:
“Murder is simple… People are capable of anything.”
And they are—if I’ve learned anything watching them, people are crazy and can do anything when their emotions go nuts.
And emotion is one of the things I connect with. I have to, in order to write stories. The idea of what makes people do what they do fascinates me.
What makes a person kill his friend? A wife murder her husband? How did she cross that line?