Goodness me. Don't be too diligent about thoroughly researching your novel if you are writing crime fiction.
Kate Connolly in the Guardian reveals that Polish writer Krystian Bala is on trial for murder after writing a crime novel called Amok (I wonder if this is the Malay word?) in which the facts were just a little too similar to a real life killing. It doesn't help matters, I suppose, that the victim happened to be a friend of the author's ex-wife.
But is Mr. Bala really the murderer?
Kristian Bala has been sentenced to 25 years for murder.