To Germany for a research trip for book 4. And sausages.
This is a fun sort of research. I am off to collect photographs, plans of palaces, interesting books from small second-hand book shops tucked in medieval streets (hopefully), and do some staring at the landscape with a pen in one hand and a beer in the other. Lots of wandering through forests too, tree and plant spotting all with vague ideas of murder tripping around my tiny head.
We went to Keswick in February for a similar trip for Island of Bones and the photographs I took there were a great help. Like this. The stone circle turns up in the book a couple of times:
While looking for that I found a couple of pictures of my desk when I was in major plotting mode. Chaos, but is sort of works for me: