Researching for Historical Fiction with Elizabeth Haynes
Build the fundamental skills needed to research and write a historical crime novel with Elizabeth Haynes, the award-winning author of Into the Darkest Corner and The Murder of Harriet Monckton. In this online workshop, Elizabeth will offer insight and advice on setting your characters in a historical time and place, how to manage research, getting the balance of historical setting vs story, and more.
Elizabeth’s most recent novel The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a masterclass of suspense set in Victorian England and inspired by a real-life murder inquiry. The Sunday Times called it ‘a thoroughly absorbing whodunnit, with an unexpected conclusion. Haynes’ novel is also a touching portrait of a young woman unjustly stigmatised by the prejudices of her day.’
This workshop will take place online via Zoom.
Can’t make this date and time? Elizabeth will be running the same workshop on Sunday 13 September at 11am.
Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst who lives in Norfolk with her husband and son. Her first novel, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazon’s Best Book of the Year 2011 and a New York Times bestseller. Now published in 37 countries, it was originally written as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an online challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. She has written a further three psychological thrillers—Revenge of the Tide, Human Remains and Never Alone — and two novels in the DCI Louisa Smith series, Under a Silent Moon and Behind Closed Doors.
Her last novel, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is based on an unsolved murder in 1843 and was published by Myriad.
‘Haynes’s powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist. This is a gripping book on a topic which can never be highlighted enough.’ – Guardian on Into the Darkest Corner