Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer asked Isabel Allende:

Your books often feature some mystery, something characters are hiding, for example; did it *feel* different writing a novel with that aspect made overt or "formalized," so to speak? And if so, how?

Isabel Allende Writing Ripper felt different because suspense is the most important aspect of a crime novel. In my other books something may be hidden because the story or the character needs to be fully developed before the mystery is revealed, but the intention is not to create suspense.
Isabel Allende
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