I recently reread King’s Misery, and got to wondering how many books have this plot device? So far, I’ve come up with:
The aforementioned Misery, arguably the best known and one of the best in the genre, and also in the movie made from it.
Thomas Harris’s Silence of the Lambs. Also arguably, yada, yada, yada!
John Fowles’s The Collector. This book was a part of the plot on Criminal Mind’s season cliffhanger/first new show of the next season. I’d never heard of it, but I found a copy. An absolutely wonderful tale told from the point of the kidnapper and later, in diary form, from the point of view of the kidnappee.
Ed McBain’s Calypso. A rare 87 Precient mystery that goes outside the fictional city of Isola, with McBain’s most grusome ending.
Give me some more!