My next literary crime will have Tommy Carmellini in Eastern Europe. Went there in October and the trip helped stimulate my imagination. Deb and I think seeing the places where the action is to take place, hearing the sounds, smelling the smells, all of that helps make your story come alive in your imagination. She is working on her fourth Vegas novel, and diving deep into Vegas these last two years has really helped her. Through the years I have visited new territory to use as settings, such as Moscow, Kiev, Budapest and Vienna, and revisited lots of other places to refresh my memory, such as Naples, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc.
Who knew that writing fiction would require so much travel?