Plots in fiction should be wedded to the understanding of the reader, and be constructed in such a way that, reconciling impossibilities, smoothing over difficulties, keeping the mind on the alert, they may surprise, interest, divert, and entertain, so that wonder and delight joined may keep pace one with the other; all which he will fail to effect who shuns verisimilitude and truth to nature, wherein lies the perfection of writing.
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The judge said: "To give verisimilitude…… Yes, and that colleague, I presume, was momentarily out of touch with you?"
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
One might argue that this is simply verisimilitude: if the story is set in the west of Ireland, it almost requires rain.
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor