Psychics Under Fire

Lemon PressSlate Magazine online recently ran an interesting article entitled, “Investigative Intuition: Do psychics ever solve crimes? Why do police consult them?”

The gist of the article is that psychic phenomena is generally bunk.

“… taken as a whole,” Slate’s Brain Palmer writes, “psychics’ visions are true just as often as anyone else’s.”

In a piece for his former blog, retired Milwaukee PD homicide detective Steve Spingola explores the predictions of Arthur Price Roberts — a Brew City man with “strangle talents.”

Since I am in the process of putting the finishing touches on my latest novel — one that delves into the world of psychic abilities — my guess is about .09 percent of some people experience premonitions. Some researchers believe these feelings are generated by the brain working a step or two ahead for the purposes of self-perseveration.

If you’ve had any experiences, good, bad or indifferent, regarding your contacts with those claiming to have psychic abilities, please feel free to comment or contact me at

Mitchell Nevin is an author and law enforcement veteran. His first book, The Cozen Protocol, was an Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee. His second novel is set for release in August 2013.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN 2013

Print Version of The Cozen Protocol, Release of New Novel Coming Soon

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Today, I am pleased to announce that Lemon Press Publishing, in conjunction with Wisconsin’s own Badger Wordsmith, has entered into a joint venture to publish The Cozen Protocol, an Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award nominee, to a print version and a second e-book edition.

The Cozen Protocol’s second edition features a newly designed cover that depicts the scene from the novel’s Jonathan Donnerstag homicide—a Milwaukee tavern owner killed with an arrow. The paperback and new e-book versions will be available shortly.

By mid-summer, I plan to release my second novel that delves into the world of psychic phenomena. Law enforcement officials are extremely skeptical of self-proclaimed psychics, although, in the past, those with paranormal abilities have proven some naysayers wrong.

Recently, psychic Sylvia Browne was roundly criticized for a 2004 prediction she made on the Montel Willaims Show. During this appearance, Browne told the mother of Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Barry that her daughter, who been missing for almost two years, was dead. Last week, Barry escaped from a Seymour Ave. home and contacted the police to report her nearly decade-long ordeal in captivity.

To learn more the new release of The Cozen Protocol, as well as my soon-to-be release novel, visit this site for continual updates.

© Mitchell Nevin, Bloomington, MN, 2013