I'm a mystery writer, not a murderer. Though, anyone looking through a record of my Web searches during the past year could be forgiven for assuming that I'm a human trafficker, drug dealer or worse. Here are a smattering of my searches for The Widower's Wife:
"How many people can squeeze onto a go-fast boat?"
"What quantity of drugs have been seized from cigarette boats?"
"What is the distance between the Bahamas and Miami?" (follow up)
"How does immigration check passports on day cruises?"
"How to sneak into the Miami without documents?"
"Average life insurance premiums for a thirty-one year old woman?"
I am always surprised by the answers I find to these questions. Thanks to Google's endless archiving of news...