When I think of fiction with a Maine setting, authors who come immediately to mind are Stephen King, Carolyn Chute, and relative newcomer Paul Doiron: I read and enjoyed his novel The Poacher's Son a few months ago.This morning, a friend of mine sent me a link to this list of books set in Maine, along with the question:"Why do so many stories set in Maine seem to be dealing with the paranormal? Steven King Wannabees? Or does Maine just lend itself to that kind of book?" I took a look at the list (it seems quite comprehensive), and she's right: both the horror and murder mystery genres seem very heavily represented. So I'll ask you: what do YOU think is going on here? Stephen King copycats - or is Maine just Creepsville?
While you're thinking it over, here's just a few titles from the list available at Mantor: