is where the crawdads sing a true story?

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Where the Crawdads Sing isn’t a true story but it is allegedly loosely inspired by a murder that took place in Zambia while Delia Owens lived there. Owens now in her 70’s lives on a remote homestead in Northern Idaho. But back in the 1980’s she and her husband Mark frequently ran into trouble with the authorities in Zambia.