Marilynn Larew


MARILYNN LAREW is a historian who has published in such disparate fields as American colonial and architectural history, Vietnamese military history, and terrorism, and has taught courses in each of them in the University of Maryland System.

Before settling on the Mason-Dixon line in southern Pennsylvania, she lived in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, South Carolina, Maryland, in Manila, and on Okinawa. It’s no surprise that she likes to travel. When she’s climbing the first hill in Istanbul to Topkapi Palace, strolling around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, or exploring the back streets of Kowloon, she is not just having fun, she’s looking for locations for her next novel.

When she’s not traveling, she is writing or reading. She writes thrillers and likes to read them. She also likes to read Vietnamese history and Asian history in general, as well as military history. She lives with her husband in a 200-year-old farmhouse in southern Pennsylvania.

She belongs to Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Chinese Military History Society.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the place: five different states and two foreign countries. It has made my writing cosmopolitan, and I like to set my books in exotic foreign countries. THE SPIDER CATCHERS is set in Morocco, and my current work in progress, DEAD IN DUBAI, is set in Dubai. In many ways, my life has also made me a loner, and my heroine, Lee Carruthers, is also a loner. "I work alone," she always says.
When did you first start writing?
I've always read anything I could get my hands on, but I didn't begin to write fiction until I was in my early twenties. After I earned my PhD, I wrote nonfiction, but, since I retired, I have gone back to writing fiction.
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