I'm writing a story that isn't based purely on solving crimes, its basically a small group trying to work out the conspiracy perpetrated by a large company (sounds cliched but of course there is far more to it than just that), but solving crimes comes into it. One of the group is an investigator, and the plot will be that they work through various crimes that seem unrelated and gradually have to address the fact they're all linked because of the large company. Main problem I'm having is thinking up 'cases', especially as they aren't the main point of the story. I've looked up crimes solved, unsolved crimes, CSI type stuff but most of it, naturally, centres around murders and although there will be the odd murder, it would be too much in my opinion to turn it into some 'Poirot' style affair where people dropped like flies, I don't want to focus just on murder. Basically I need to find details of different sorts of crimes, maybe muggings, fraud, deception, anything a little out of the 'murder/rape' idea to give it a bit more variety and I can't find a lot, without copying someone else's plot. Anyone know a good way to start?