Friday, October 30, 2020

The six most haunting settings in crime fiction

Max Seeck devotes his time to writing professionally. An avid reader of Nordic noir for personal pleasure, he listens to film scores as he writes. His accolades include the Finnish Whodunit Society’s Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2016.

Seeck's new novel is The Witch Hunter.

At CrimeReads, he tagged six of his favorite haunting settings in crime fiction, including:
Misery, Stephen King

The events of Misery take place in an isolated (of course) cabin on the Rocky Mountains. Author Don Sheldon is nurtured and later kept hostage by her biggest fan, Annie, who insists that Don write her a new novel. Now. Here. Faster. Or else she will kill Don. This novel too has been adapted to an amazing feature film and there’s a good reason for it. Or actually two. The important elements are the unstable, clearly out of her mind Annie and the cabin that acts as Don’s prison. And this cabin is much more scary than any spooky Halloween-style horror house.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue