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More from our interview with Brandilyn:
Girls With Pens: How much research goes into, on average, each of your suspense novels? Can you recount your favourite interview and why this is your favourite?
Brandilyn Collins: When I first started writing suspense in 1990 (I didn’t start selling until 10 years later), I had a huge learning curve in terms of knowing the inner workings of cops, forensic teams, the legal system, etc. That first suspense was Eyes of Elisha, a complex story involving all of those aspects. It’s the most research I ever had to do for a book. I started with a crack homicide detective in my town, who sent me to a prosecutor, who sent me to the head of the forensics lab, and on and on. I remember that homicide detective pacing in my office as he answered my questions, getting so into the story as he spun out what he’d do in the scenarios I gave him. It was wonderful, rich stuff for making my characters believable.