It's interesting when you're listening to someone else's playlist and you immediately get a very strong feeling for the emotional core of their book. It's even more interesting when you listen and just can't figure out what they heard that you don't. :-D I don't think there's anything more subjective than musical taste.
The exercise of choosing songs for a playlist helps me refine the emotional arc of the book I'm working on. That said, there's always one or two songs that just really seem to capture that book for me and those I'll listen to over and over and over. And afterwards, any time I hear that song, I remember writing that particular story.
Anyway, I asked each of the authors in the FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK anthology to choose a song that seemed to capture the mood or theme or message of their story (or that they just couldn't stop listening to while writing) and the end result is this very eclectic and listenable playlist.
I hope you enjoy it--and I hope it whets your appetite for the book!
FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK Playlist
Entrée to Murder by Nicole Kimberling
Twelve Seconds by Meg Perry
Reality Bites by S.C. Wynne
Blind Man’s Buff by L.B. Gregg
A Country for Old Men by Dal MacLean
TAKE ME TO CHURCH (Hozier)
Pepper the Crime Lab by Z.A. Maxfield
Lights, Camera, Murder by C.S. Poe
Stranger in the House by Josh Lanyon
ET L'ON N'Y PEUT RIEN (Jean Jacques Goldman)