Location and setting are often key to a good mystery novel. In some of our best novels, the place becomes one of the characters as in the Maltese Falcon where the city is variously an enemy out to get Sam Spade and an ally coming after his enemies. What are your favorite modern novels with a great sense of place?
Hello John, thanks for reaching out to me with your friendship request. A sense of place is fundamental to writing, check out Timothy Hallinan's Poke Rafferty series for a gritty view of life in Bangkok. Meg Gardiner also does a great job of taking you into San Francisco.
DOG ISLAND, my suspense story, takes the reader from the Florida Panhandle deep into the Everglades.
Fantastic. Part of why I read is to go and experience things I never have before. I've never been to Florida. I'll check it out!