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Hell Hath No Fury (novel)
Hell Hath No Fury
Author Richard Castle
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Hell Hath No Fury is a novel by Richard Castle.

He describes its plot in the pilot as being "angry Wiccans out for blood."


Taking a sabbatical from his college teaching job, Adam Parel has moved his family to the remote Oregon town of Jessup to finish his first novel. At first, Jessup seems ideal. Adam’s wife and sons make friends quickly and there’s enough quiet for Adam to get his work done. But as he researches his new hometown, Adam becomes convinced there's something sinister going on beneath Jessup's peaceful façade.

People have gone missing here for decades and Adam eventually discovers the horrifying reason why: an obsessive cult that will stop at nothing to keep their sacred region ‘pure.’ As Adam struggles to escape with his family, he soon finds himself hunted by bloodthirsty fanatics for whom killing is the only way of living. [1]


  • The title comes from a common, and minor, misquotation - arguably now with the status of a proverb in its own right - of William Congreve's assertion, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned," - The Mourning Bride, Act III Scene VIII.
  • Castle dismisses the novel, in the pilot and along with Flowers For Your Grave, as "my truly lesser works" - stating to Beckett "only hard core Castle groupies read [Hell Hath No Fury]."