Mobile and Free Wheeling in England
edited: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
By Jo A Hiestand
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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
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Doing research for my mystery novel set in Derbyshire...with the help of police officers.
An old writer’s adage is ‘Write what you know.’ In writing detective fiction, that’s fine ⎯ if you’re a detective. But what about us plain folk? The closest we’ve been to a crime scene is pressing our hands against the television screen during an airing of CSI. And about the only detective we’ve seen in the flesh ⎯ or fur ⎯ is McGruff, the crime-fighting dog. And even there we’d be barking up the wrong tree.
So how do we get the facts, ma’am, just the facts for our novels?
In my case I went straight to the source: I zoomed over to Derbyshire, England, where my novels are set, and talked to some police officers....
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