Era and Setting: Bringing Historical Forensics Alive

This post continues the Historical Forensics series I started last Monday.. Three cardinal facets of historical mystery are the era, a setting, and the detective, all of which have critical impact on the forensic information the author can utilize. Fortunately, story parameters generally require making these selections first. Let’s take a closer look at the way the author’s choice of an era and setting impact the story’s forensics: 1. Era: the time in which the story happens. The choice of historical era impacts every part of an author’s story, including forensics. Technology, a society’s reaction to murders, the murder methods

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