My new Will Rees mystery will be coming out next spring. This time, he travels to Salem, Mass and, of course, is embroiled in a mystery.
I went to Salem to research the area.
I mixed real people and characters of my own invention but tried to keep the facts of the sailing industry accurate.
This is a photo of the custom house, but a few years later. During the 17902, the location switched among several buildings.
This is the India store. I based the store run by my widow on this store.
and this is a museum representation of a counting house. Again, I based my description on this.
I’m sure I will get questions on the tunnels underneath Salem. Although I read about them, I did not see any. I guess it’s time for another road trip!