In the fourth 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 ...
In the fourth 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 4: MERCY BROWN
TALES OF AMERICAN VAMPIRES
In this installment of the popular series, author Troy Taylor takes a different turn and takes readers on the trail of a different kind of "spirit" -- the American vampire. Throughout the history of New England, the Puritans and their descendants strongly believed in vampires. They were not the typical vampires that one thinks of in the European tales, but death-bringers, devourers of the living and deliverers of death and disease. Vampires were not merely folklore and legend, they were unquestionably real! In this title, the author traces the roots of the vampire, the creature's presence in America as a carrier of consumption and death and how a belief in these monsters came about. He'll also present a collection of America's female vampires -- chilling spirits of the night who wiped out entire families with what was believed to be the touch of evil and death -- and America's last vampire, Mercy Brown. To this day, her story still haunts the Rhode Island town of Exeter and her story is so chilling that it inspired some of the world's greatest writers in their creations of monsters and the damned. Delve in what may be the darkest volume of the "Hell Hath No Fury" series so far!
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.
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 has appeared in documentary productions for TLC, The History Channel, A & E, Discovery Channel, PBS, and many more! Troy currently resides in Illinois.