Nobel in Scotland
I'm finishing the last scene of Dynamite No. 1, and it's set at the Nobel Dynamite Factory in Ardeer, a desolate stretch of sandy dunes on the west coast of Scotland. It was one of many far-flung outposts of Nobel's munitions manufacturing empire.
Alfred Nobel is the presiding spirit of my trilogy; this alternate-universe 1930s is a world that wouldn't exist without his contributions to technology and industry in the 19th century.