Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Face in the Window: Haunted Ohio Tales by Chris Woodyard

I was super excited to see a new book from my favorite Ohio Author at our local library on my last trip.  Here's the cover and Goodreads Blurb:
Chris Woodyard, author of the popular Haunted Ohio series brings you a scrapbook of Victorian hauntings and horrors.
This collection of ghostly and ghastly stories from Ohio's dark past includes haunting and historical tales of spook lights, cemetery wraiths, Women in Black, ghostly faces etched in window glass, and fire-bug poltergeists.
These long-lost (and all-new) tales, resurrected from archives and newspapers still have the power to terrify.
The first in a series: The Ghosts of the Past.
This book is exactly what it says it is.  Chris Woodyard has compiled and thoroughly researched actual historical events through the newspapers of the times.  She has printed the actual news articles of ghostly hauntings and has added her own commentary as well as supporting documentation when available.  This is not simply a book of ghost stories, it is a historical reference of Ohio ghostly events.  It covers the Victorian period in Ohio so the articles are doubly interesting.  The newspapers used are national papers in addition to the local papers.  I enjoyed seeing what the big city newspaper folk thought of us Ohio "rustics."  This is the first book in a new series from Chris Woodyard and a departure from the writing style of her Haunted Ohio books.

You can find more from Chris Woodyard on her website and the Official Haunted Ohio Facebook Page.  You can click here to find this book on Goodreads.  I give this book 4 Fairies for a great historical look at ghosts and hauntings.

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