Give Your Reader a Sense of Place
Setting gives readers a sense of place. The more you integrate the setting the deeper connection you build with your reader. Your story makes them feel as if they are there. As you integrate physical details of the setting into the story, your reader empathizes with your characters, especially your sleuth.
Rather than a paragraph explaining (telling) the setting, scatter setting details throughout a scene. Use the five senses – taste, smell, touch, hearing, sight – to get your reader feeling the setting.
Here are four ways to get those details into a scene without a long descriptive passage.
Use Setting Details