I spent a lot of time with Juliet Kincaid at the Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave. Juliet was part of the “Mystery in History” panel and shared some great tips on conducting historical research for mystery writing. My favorite tip was: Tell everyone you know what you’re researching. Through word of mouth and serendipity, chances are good you’ll find exactly the right person who can give you exactly the right information.
Juliet wrote up her own conclave report for our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Click here to read it on the Partners in Crime site.