I’m a fan of Lee Lofland’s The Graveyard Shift. If you want to write mystery this is one site you should have bookmarked, and if you’re serious about writing police procedurals, I can’t think of anything better than to attend their Writers’ Police Academy.
Today, for a bit of light-hearted fun, Lee has a post called Cooking with Cops: Crime Scene Yams.
It has some memorable descriptions, like:
Place 4 large yams … side-by-side like corpses at a mob murder scene
… should be still slightly firm to the touch—not quite done, but
almost. You know, like when a body is two hours into rigor
Lots of fun, and the recipe sounds like it tastes good too.