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Those Exotic Sounding Places I Would Dearly Love to Know*

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

For a lot of people, there’s something very appealing about the exotic – the different.  That’s arguably part of the reason why readers so often enjoy books that take place in very different parts of the world. And it’s why we sometimes choose to eat in restaurants that serve what we think of as exotic food. Our regular food ‘haunts’ are fine, even terrific, but sometimes, a touch of the different is irresistible.

And we see that appeal all throughout crime fiction. That shouldn’t be surprising, as crime fiction so often shows us ourselves. The exotic can have a way of drawing people in, and that plays its role in a number of novels.

In Agatha Christie’s The Man in the Brown Suit, for instance, we are introduced to Anne Bedingfield. When her professor father dies, she learns (and it’s no surprise) that he had nearly nothing to leave…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

One comment on “Those Exotic Sounding Places I Would Dearly Love to Know*

  1. Thank you for the RT 🙂

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