In “Patricia Cornwell’s Travelling Life,” the writer speaks to Soo Kim (Telegraph Travel) about her travels and adventures around the world, especially to do research for her well-known crime novels, such as her “Scarpetta” series. According to The Royal Gazette’s Jonathan Bell, Cornwell is an avid diver, so her answers about scuba diving in the Bermuda Triangle are not surprising. Here are excerpts from the interview:
How often do you travel?
Several times a month. I am very rarely in one place for more than two weeks at a time. I’ve been to Los Angeles for work recently and also went scuba diving in the Bermuda Triangle as part of research for my books. There’s a great diving scene in my new novel and there will be more in the next one. I began scuba diving many years ago for research purposes and have come to enjoy it more each time I do it. It was a bit daunting at first but I learned because several characters in my books know how to do it.
Bermuda is the most interesting place I’ve dived. I started diving at shipwrecks off the coast of Bermuda – there are so many. Some of them are very old, dating back to the time of the American Civil War. My biggest frustration is that I can’t take notes under water. [. . .]
For original article, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/celebritytravel/11243381/Patricia-Cornwells-Travelling-Life.html