Check out this post by Janet Elizabeth Lynn on researching a novel from Kristina Stanley’s blog
Today we welcome Janet Elizabeth Lynn to Mystery Mondays. Will Zeilinger his going to sneak in here too! I think this a a first for Mystery Mondays – a couple co-authoring novels. They are here with a new release and an essay about research.
Researching Hollywood 1950s
The Feminine and the Dignified by Janet Elizabeth Lynn
My husband, Will Zeilinger, and I write the Skylar Drake Murder Mystery series set in 1955 in Hollywood. Private Investigator, Skylar Drake, hunts down murders in the Los Angeles area while working as a stuntman for the movie studios. Though the stories are hard-boiled, Drake also lives in the era which required us to research the life and times of Los Angeles mid 1950s.
While researching this period we had to carefully scrutinize the clothes, cars, politics, music, movies and (of all things) weather for each book. The fun part of the research…
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