They’ve Found a Tourist Attraction*

Another terrific post from Margot Kinberg, this time on the way different crime novelists have used tourists and tourism in their plotting. My own The Half-Child gets a mention, together with some other terrific books.

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TourismWhere I live, the tourist season has well and truly begun. You’d think that Southern California would get more tourism during the Northern Hemisphere winter but that’s not what happens. There are a lot of visitors here of course from colder climates, but there are also many, many people who come here to escape the heat and humidity of a Midwest or Deep South summer. Tourism is an important part of our economy, so keeping the tourists happy matters. But honestly, it’s not always fun having tourists around. If you’re a local, try getting to work on the unusually-crowded roadways, or getting a table in one of the nicer restaurants, or finding a parking space, or finding a place on the beach. That’s not to mention the way some tourists (‘though certainly not all!) treat the area and the locals. If you live in a place with tourist attractions, you…

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About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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4 Responses to They’ve Found a Tourist Attraction*

  1. Angela – Thanks so much for the re-blog – I appreciate it.


  2. kathy d. says:

    Actually, in the comment section, your first Jayne Keeney book is also mentioned because “Behind the Night Bazaar” has tourists — but not the kind one would introduce to the family, those with rather horrific intentions. This book contains social commentary and is consciousness-raising


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