--- In email@example.com, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
> I know I've encountered this with at least one English author, who
> wrote pulps under the name Spike Morelli. There's one book of his
> called Coffin for a Cutie that's set in Atlanta, when it's pretty
> obvious that the author has never been there (or anywhere else in
> America) in his life. Of course, it was published in England and meant
> to be read by people who had also never been to America, so
> authenticity obviously wasn't a priority.
Aren't there also some American writers of cozies and manor mysteries
who set their books in England? I remember reading a scathing review
of one such novel in the English press. The author had too many things
wrong. And of course you can't fake idiom and dialect.
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