Dark MOFO has us looking upwards, into the spaces between the stars and inwards, to our darkest thoughts.
It means 'research', but it's also a noun meaning 'the search'. Recherché means rare, exotic, obscure. And, of course, it's also a reference to the exquisite Recherche Bay.
In 1792 a French expedition landed at Recherche Bay. They collected plant specimens, made scientific observations, surveyed the coast ... and planted a garden.
Setting mystery novels in Tasmania was an instinctive choice for me. Now I would like to interrogate this further. That's what this blog is for.