“We will all go to hell at the end of our days.”

From The Silent Order of God

Stephen Ross

Crime and mystery author

Twenty percent of the time taken to write a story (at least) is devoted to research. Write what you know, they all say. Well, I didn't grow up in South America in the 19th Century, so for my latest short story, it was more of a case of write what you will have to find out. If that makes any sense. And one way I found out was by reading Machado de Assis' wonderful book "Dom Casmurro". It's one of the classics of Brazilian literature and a masterpiece of realism.


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