Literary Map of Kari’s Cold Case

The abundance of celebrities residing in Los Angeles contributes to its notoriety as one of the most well-known cities in North America. Jill Hilbrenner, a writer for Guardian Labs, created a branded content to help advertise Season 2 of Amazon’s new hit television show “Bosch”. Hilbrenner’s article, “A murderer attacked a Los Angeles teen in 1980 and got away with it”, portrays the detective difficulties posed when technology was lacking. With the assistance of my online literary map, it not only helps the detective but also the reader, to pinpoint the critical locations involved in Kari’s murder. Technically, my map provides an investigative tool for detectives because it contains the necessary functions that ordinary maps cannot display. For example, I can change the present landscape to the 1980 murder landscape. This is significant for detectives because Los Angeles has urbanised over the past 37 years, and overlooking the skyscrapers and buildings at the time of the murder can lead to meaningful clues towards solving the case. From my map analysis, the distance between Detective Marzia and the murder scene of Kari is approximately 5 KM. Since Detective Marzia was attending a concert during the night of the murder, it is possible that Kari and the suspect were in attendance as well. This can be critical evidence to catch the suspect because Detective Marzia could examine the concert’s database for Canadians who purchased tickets from Canada, since the suspect is from Canada. Overall, police procedural work is a tough task that would benefit with the help of a tool like my literary map.


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Works Cited

Hilbrenner, Jill. “A murderer attacked a Los Angeles teen in 1980 and got away with it.” The Guardian (2016): 4.


Pinterest of “21 Steps” by Charles Cumming

The awareness of being stalked is a fearful experience, especially when your life is endangered. In the interactive story, “21 Steps”, Charles Cumming highlights a regular man who stumbles upon a thrilling adventure that he unravels. “21 Steps” is based on an old classic novel called “39 Steps” which correlates the same theme – an innocent man that is mistakenly accused of a crime. The protagonist, Rick Blackwell, experiences an ordinary day, when suddenly, a dying stranger, Jack Kalba, mysteriously instructs Rick about a mission. Throughout the story, the most important materialistic items that were given into Rick’s possession are: the USB stick, a Nokia phone and a vial of venom. The mysterious USB stick portrays a sense of urgency for Rick, who perceives his life as endangered due to Jack’s disappearance. The Nokia phone plays a significant role in informing Rick’s mission procedures because it is the only source of communication between Rick and the antagonist. The venom is the most compelling piece of interest because it provides the focal point in the mission; Rick must smuggle this without being detected. These three items represent the sequential events that intensify suspense throughout the short story. Although pictures are displayed in the story, I found them to be vague and I required further clarification. Embedded with a symbolic meaning, these items assist readers in understanding that in solving a problem it is in the details that contribute to the plot of the story.


Works Cited

Cumming, Charles. “Charles Cumming: The 21 Steps.” We Tell Stories, Penguin Books Ltd., 2008,