During the great ice storm I re-read Ben Elton’s Blast fromt he Past. One of my observations was that main story takes place between 1 - 4 a.m. in a London flat.
That got me thinking: What other tales take place within 24 hours? Note: Flashbacks are okay; Dream sequences are not.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich is an obvious choice.
Mary Higgin Clark’s first mystery novel “Where Are The Children” takes place on the protagonist’s 32rd birthday.
Looking for others, folks!