Tag Archive for: Stephen King

Elements of a Good Mystery Story: Rain as a Catalyst in Murder Mysteries

Rain has an uncanny ability to set a somber tone, act as an ominous prelude to the macabre, serve as a character in its own right, and act as a catalyst in murder mysteries.

Fear—The Pioneer of Modern Psychological Thrillers

Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear is recognized as a pioneer of the modern psychological thrillers. It has riveted and influenced both readers and authors for over 75 years and continues to do so today.

Best Mystery Books

Looking for a great murder mystery? These book recommendations are what mystery lovers are reading. Discover these amazing gems.

The Backstory to Robert Bloch’s “Psycho”

The next article in our series entitled “What Was the Author Thinking” spotlights the master of the macabre Robert Bloch, author of Psycho. The novel originally published in 1959 and the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is considered a classic in the genre.

The Story Behind Jack Williamson’s “With Folded Hands”

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we discuss the Dean of Science Fiction Jack Williamson’s story “With Folded Hands” and what influenced him to write it.

What Inspired Stephen King to Write “Pet Sematary”

Do you ever wonder how Stephen King comes up with the ideas for his novel? In this blog you find the real-life incidents that inspired “Pet Sematary.”

Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.