Writing Mystery Using Research Methods Taken From Writing History

I am delighted to be a guest on fellow thriller writer Alison Morton’s* blog today. As I turned from writing history (as Sophie Perinot) to writing mystery, I discovered that being a historical novelist had given me a fierce research toolbox and that those tools can benefit writers in every genre!

Interested in my shortlist of historical research methodologies that can help you write it better? Click here.

City of London from the top of the Monument to the Great Fire of London Photo: Piotr Zarobkiewicz (CC licence)


*Alison Morton writes award-winning thrillers featuring tough, but compassionate heroines. Her work—much of which is set in ancient Rome—springs from her deep love of Roman history and France as well as six years’ military service, and a life spent reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. Learn more about Alison and her marvelous work—including a series of Roman thrillers—by clicking here.

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