It's Research: But Not as we Know it by Wendy H. Jones
The little fella in the picture is a Weimaraner puppy. Now, to put this into context, I have no dogs in my house and I have no intention of getting one. But, yes, I was researching the care and feeding of said dog. I know they are cute little things with paws which are far too big for their bodies. Haling from Germany they were originally bred to kill deer, wolves, and bears. However, despite still occasionally being used as hunting dogs, they are mainly just soppy family pets. They're particularly soppy as they like to be very close at hand. This gives them their other name of silver shadow.
So as you an see researching crime novels can take a lot of surprising turns. Why am I doing research on animals when my genre is crime. Well that's for me to know and you to find out in future books. All I will say is, no animals were killed in the writing of this blog, or any book I write. Bosses, however are fair game for anyone. If you go to my website you will be able to download a free DI Shona McKenzie Mystery, DI Shoan McKenzie's Guide to Killing Your Boss.
About the Author
Wendy lives, and writes, in Dundee Scotland. Her first book, Killer's Countdown, was published in November, 2014. The second book in the DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries, Killer's Craft, was released on 20th July, 2015. The Third book, Killer's Cross, was released on 16th November, 2015. You can find out more on her: