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Miniature crime scenes, detectives, burglers, private eye offices, jails and other law enforcement projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

Have you done a Jailhouse Rock scene? A Frontier jail?

Also see office  Sherlock Holmes, police


Links to miniature projects

Hercule Poirot-A body on the Terrace


  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

CSI Then and Now - from Kelrosh Studios

CSI Miniature Killer - Flickriver search

Death in Miniature , Death in Diorama - articles about Frances Glessner Lee. In the 1940's this miniature hobbyist constructed a series of crime scene dioramas, which she called The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, that were used to teach forensic scientists, the medical community and law enforcement the fine 'art' of detail and observation! Scaled murder scenes are precise and amazing. Some say she was the inspiration for the character Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote.

Detective's Office - work in process by Maureen Heuchert

Hotel Crime Scene - by Megan

Murder in Green and Gold - by Monica G. from Dover, DE
My 'sleeping' lady had a phone cord wrapped around her neck. Her date, Archie (Goodwin - of Nero Wolf fame) discovers her as he comes to pick her up for their night of dancing. Scattered around the room are six clues to help him figure out who did her in! I had a lot of fun with this one, although it took me 3 tries to get Archie's tuxedo to fit right!

Of Crimes and Murder - by Frances Glessner Lee


  • Blogs concentrating on crime scenes or categories/labels about crime scenes in blogs

Of Dolls and Murder


  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to crime scenes.


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making crime scene projects.


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for crime scenes in your shop? Add a direct link here.



  • Books about crime scene miniature projects (or with chapters about crime scene projects)


Instructions for miniatures

Miniature printables


  • Wallpapers that go well with crime scene projects

Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to crime scenes


  • links to sites showing how to make items related to crime scenes



  •  YouTube videos about miniature crime scene projects


Research/ Inspiration

Hawaii 50 - "book'em Danno!

Nero Wolfe - A&E series

Perry MasonTop 10 TV Detectives

Francis Gressner Lee -  She built a series of dioramas, each highly detailed 1:12 scale crime scene replicas and the "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death". Not only did she revolutionize the study of crime scene investigation, but also founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology. Through her keen eye and hard work she changed the course of investigations of crime scenes way back in the 30's and 40's. Frances' work is still used as teaching aids to crime investigators
It is her work and creations that so many modern day crime shows are based on. Spend a few minutes reading her life story. (keep in mind her crime scenes are all based true to fact and might not be suitable viewing for some people - definitely not for children).



Ideas about what is needed for crime scene projects

  • links to inspiring pages
  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject



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