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The following are the important Castle Rock stories.
- The Dead Zone (1979)
- Cujo (1981)
- The Body (1982)
- Uncle Otto's Truck (1983, collected in Skeleton Crew, 1985)
- Gramma (1984, collected in Skeleton Crew, 1985)
- Mrs. Todd's Shortcut (1984, collected in Skeleton Crew, 1985)
- Nona (first published as a Castle Rock story in 1985)
- The Dark Half (1989)
- The Sun Dog (1990)
- Needful Things (1991)
- It Grows on You (first published as a Castle Rock story in 1993)
- The Man in the Black Suit (1994, collected in Everything's Eventual, 2002)
- Bag of Bones (1998)
- Premium Harmony (2009)
I did a search through all novels, novellas and short-stories, and Castle Rock is mentioned 745 times in these 34 works. This list is ordered by publish year.
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- 1973 - Nightmares and Dreamscapes: It Grows On You (10) Joe Newall was not popular in Castle Rock (Originally Harlow, Maine but changed decades later)
- 1978 - The Stand (1) There are some beautiful places, Stu. Bridgton ... Sweden ... Castle Rock. (Castle Rock was added to the The Complete & Uncut Edition in 1990. It doesn't appear in the original 1978 edition)
- 1979 - The Dead Zone (40) The Castle Rock town common was deserted. (This was the first mention of Castle Rock)
- 1981 - Cujo (63) It came to Castle Rock again in the summer of 1980.
- 1982 - Different Seasons: The Body (43) Behind us was Castle Rock, spread out on the long hill that was known as Castle View
- 1982 - Different Seasons: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1) You can look it up in the yellowing files of the Castle Rock Call
- 1983 - Skeleton Crew: Uncle Otto's Truck (8) He moved to Castle Rock and began to speculate in real estate.
- 1984 - Skeleton Crew: Gramma (2) they had come to Castle Rock to take care of Gramma when Granpa died.
- 1984 - Skeleton Crew: Mrs. Todd's Shortcut (5) Because if you went from Castle Rock up there to Bangor
- 1985 - Skeleton Crew: Nona (17) We're going to Castle Rock. It's a small town just south and west of Lewiston-Auburn.
- 1986 - IT (1) When that crazy cop killed all those women in Castle Rock (Reference to The Dead Zone)
- 1989 - The Dark Half (51) a number of bad things had happened in Castle Rock
- 1990 - Four Past Midnight: The Sun Dog (17) It was late, late for Castle Rock
- 1991 - Needful Things (208) He had gone to Castle Rock High School
- 1992 - Gerald's Game (2) There was a big fire in Castle Rock about a year ago
- 1994 - Everything's Eventual: The Man in the Black Suit (4) going southwest into Castle Rock
- 1998 - Bag of Bones (33) The Beaumonts had a summer place in Castle Rock
- 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (4) At the Maine state police barracks in Castle Rock
- 2000 - Everything's Eventual: Riding The Bullet (1) Ganistan (which had once been Afghanistan, strange but true), Mechanic Falls, Castle View, Castle Rock.
- 2001 - Dreamcatcher (1) but the fellow on the Castle Rock radio station
- 2006 - Lisey's Story (11) the Main Street shops in Castle Rock.
- 2007 - Blaze (1) CALL GERALD CLUTTERBUCK REALTY, CASTLE ROCK, MAINE.
- 2008 - Just After Sunset: N. (2) I live in Castle Rock-up on the View
- 2009 - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Premium Harmony (2) They're driving through Castle Rock now.
- 2009 - Under The Dome (41) the Dome borders on Castle Rock and Motton
- 2010 - Full Dark No Stars: A Good Marriage (4) to a street sale in Castle Rock.
- 2011 - 11-22-63 (4) meet my friends in Castle Rock on time.
- 2013 - Doctor Sleep (3) There was a four-car pile-up on Route 119 across the border in Castle Rock.
- 2014 - Revival (21) my dad's going to race it at the Castle Rock Speedway.
- 2015 - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Drunken Fireworks (4) there's gonna be cooked woods from the lake to the Castle County line.
- 2017 - Gwendy's Button Box (30) Mrs. Peterson and Gwendy drive to the mall in downtown Castle Rock
- 2018 - Elevation (25) Castle Rock was a mistake.
- 2019 - Gwendy's Magic Feather (55) moved away from her hometown of Castle Rock, Maine
- 2020 - If It Bleeds: Mr. Harrigan's Phone (3) Carbine Street in Castle Rock
- 2022 - Gwendy's Final Task (30) they are originally from Castle Rock, Maine
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