Weird Research

Every once in a while, I like to take stock of all the weird stuff I research for upcoming books. It’s amazing. Since the Jamie Brodie mysteries are reality-based, I want to be accurate for as many of the incidentals as possible (without getting sued). Here’s a list of stuff I’ve looked up recently, all for upcoming books:

  • The chemical structures of heroin, cocaine, and Ritalin

    Cocaine in 3D. By User:Benjah-bmm27 (Self-made with Accelrys DS Visualizer 1.5.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • If you were going to hide a body in Pacific Palisades, CA, where would you hide it?
  • What percentage of Cahuilla blood you have to have to become a member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (1/8, in case you’re interested)
  • How composting toilets work
  • UCLA’s academic calendar for 2017-18
  • Available conference space at UCLA
  • What other attractions are near the La Brea Tar Pits
  • How many copies the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy sold
  • What sorts of summer camps Cal Tech offers
  • How eminent domain works
  • What sports teams Santa Monica College has for men
  • The bylaws for the Board of Trustees of Santa Monica College

Interesting, right? I don’t end up using everything I research – but I think I’m going to use everything on this list. How? Stay tuned. 😀



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2 responses to “Weird Research

  1. Lin

    Best teaser ever. 😀

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