just stumbled over this website. It has the how-to-101 and what-goes-on-101, and of course there is also the is-this-really-possible-101.
I especially liked the article 'A can of coke as a survival tool'. The things one learns when being on the binge or research... So there.
Have a go!
Thrill Writing - All you ever want to know about how things work. Research oriented.
description of how things work in crime