Hi everyone, This is something which I've been thinking about for a long time. I have written one crime fiction novel, which I decided to set in a fictional town. I've been toying with the idea of setting it in a real town, or at least basing the novel on my home town (even if I re-name it and the landmarks). As I see it, setting it locally and keeping everything named the same will give you an enormous amount of leverage for marketing the book locally (as people always love to read about their home town) but could be dangerous - especially when you're looking at a crime fiction novel (who wants someone murdered in their pub, even if in a fiction book? What if someone spots that a character is based on them?). Of course, knowing in my mind where it's set and simply changing names is a half-way house, but still doesn't quite satisfy me. What do you think?