Weird Encounters: True Tales of Haunted Places

Weird Encounters: True Tales of Haunted Places

by Joanne Austin, Ryan Doan
     
 

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Scarier and stranger than any multiplex horror movie, Weird Encounters features more than 75 supernatural stories contributed by writers from across the country. Compiled by Joanne M. Austin, editor of the hugely successful Weird Hauntings, this chilling anthology tells of “Historic Haunts,” and “Hostel Environments” and conjuresSee more details below

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Scarier and stranger than any multiplex horror movie, Weird Encounters features more than 75 supernatural stories contributed by writers from across the country. Compiled by Joanne M. Austin, editor of the hugely successful Weird Hauntings, this chilling anthology tells of “Historic Haunts,” and “Hostel Environments” and conjures up a host of phantasms, paranormal pranksters, and devilishly destructive spirits-like the deceased owner of an Illinois inn whose ghost gets fresh with his female patrons and the bridge in Mississippi that's haunted by a serial murderer and his victims.

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Library Journal
This follow-up to Weird Hauntings offers additional "true" ghost tales. Each entry is written by a different author, so they vary widely in tone and quality and are divided into categories, e.g., haunted cemeteries or schools. All the stories have photographs of the haunted place and often an illustration depicting the event as well as some historical background on the location. This well-done book features an attractive layout and quirky tales. Where possible, an exact address of the ghostly location is offered, so this could even serve as a guide for those interested in adding a haunted place or two to their travel itinerary. A detailed index is also included. VERDICT Readers interested in things that go bump in the night certainly will enjoy this, and with much of the country covered, some libraries might even find local history information.—Susan Flaherty, Portland P.L., ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402754616
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Weird Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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