In the second book of HELL HATH NO FURY, author Troy Taylor continues his series of titles that presents the "Spirits of Victims, Vengeance and Virtue"... a look at the dark side of women from the lingering ghosts of women who kill -- or have been killed. Veering between ...
In the second book of HELL HATH NO FURY, author Troy Taylor continues his series of titles that presents the "Spirits of Victims, Vengeance and Virtue"... a look at the dark side of women from the lingering ghosts of women who kill -- or have been killed. Veering between the worlds of the supernatural and true crime, each book will take readers on a horrifying journey in the minds and hearts of darkness.
HELL HATH NO FURY 2: THE MURDEROUS MEDIUM
KATIE BENDER AND HER "BLOODY" FAMILY OF KILLERS
Author Troy Taylor takes readers to the windswept plains of southeast Kansas as he tracks down the legends of "Bloody" Kate Bender and her treacherous family of murderous innkeepers, who operated a roadside stop where travelers checked in and never checked out! Lured to the tavern by advertisements of Kate Bender's communications with the next world, the Benders' inn became a slaughterhouse for the men who made the mistake of stopping in for a seance, a quick meal or a bed for the night. With hammers and knives, the depraved family dealt death to scores of people who simply "went missing" on the Kansas prairie. But when they chose the wrong victim, an intense search led to their discovery -- and the Benders' own disappearance. What really happened to Katie Bender and her family? How many victims did they claim? And did the ghosts of their victims really haunt the site of their former tavern? Discover the true story of this blood-soaked clan and pray you don't have nightmares!
Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of 86 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies.
Taylor shares a birthday with one of his favorite authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald, but instead of living in New York and Paris like Fitzgerald, Taylor grew up in Illinois. Raised on the prairies of the state, he developed an interest in "things that go bump in the night" at an early age and as a young man, developing ghost tours and writing about haunts in Chicago and Central Illinois.
He began his first book in 1989, which delved into the history and hauntings of Decatur, Illinois, and in 1994, it spawned the Haunted Decatur Tour -- and eventually led to the founding of his Illinois Hauntings Tours (with current tours in Alton, Chicago, Decatur, Lebanon & Jacksonville) and the American Hauntings Tours, which travel all over the country in search of haunted places.
In 1996, Taylor organized a group of ghost enthusiasts into an investigation team and the American Ghost Society was launched, gained over 600 members in the years that followed. The organization continues today as one of America’s largest and most honored research groups.
In 1997, Taylor launched the Haunted America Conference, regarded as "America's Original Ghost Conference" in Decatur, Illinois. After a number of years in Alton, Illinois, the conference has returned to its original site at the Lincoln Theater in Decatur. The Haunted America Conference remains the most imitated conference in the country and in 2012, held the 16th annual events in Illinois.
In addition to the tour companies and Haunted America Conference, Taylor is also the founder of Whitechapel Press, a publishing company for books about the supernatural that he started in 1993, and Dark Haven Entertainment. In 2011, he also became one of the principal owners of the haunted Avon Theater in Decatur, Illinois.
Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. has appeared in scores of newspaper and magazine articles about the subject and in hundreds of radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. Troy currently resides in Illinois.