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Writing => Research Central => Topic started by: AlythiaB on August 12, 2019, 10:58:47 PM

Title: Looking up stuff for crime/thrillers
Post by: AlythiaB on August 12, 2019, 10:58:47 PM
OKAY, so this question has probably been asked to death (puns always intended), but ... when looking up poisons/ways to kill people when researching for your novels, don't you guys feel like you're gonna get investigated or something? How does that work?
Title: Re: Looking up stuff for crime/thrillers
Post by: jcwrites on August 13, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
Why, are you hiding something?
Title: Re: Looking up stuff for crime/thrillers
Post by: jldelozier on August 14, 2019, 09:02:20 AM
AlythiaB - OMG, yes! When I was writing Type & Cross and Blood Type X, in which a scientist with a chip on his shoulder develops a virus which attacks its victims based on blood type, I had to do a ton of research on bioterrorism and the hemorrhagic viruses like Ebola. Of course, this was right after the huge Ebola scare, and I was certain the Men in Black were going to show up at my door, or that I was at least flagged in the NSA's system for all my internet searches. (newsflash: no men in black appeared at my door. As far as the NSA, can't say...)

As far as how it works, I have no idea. If you're truly worried, purchase a copy of the myriad books out there on poisons etc. so she had a hard copy reference. Or do your sensitive searching at the library on one of their computers  ;D