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Ghostly Tidewater Trilogy, by Kath Russell, is a collection of three contemporary stories featuring spirits who haunt the waterways, shores and marshes of the Old Line State and the mortals who encounter them.
The restless shade of John Wilkes Booth wanders his escape route to Virginia in search of the horse he abandoned on the Maryland shore, Moll Dyer, accused of witchcraft long ago, returns to the scene of her tragic death on a stormy winter night and a mysterious spirit watches over troubling events on a tidewater college campus.
Maryland is home to the Poe gravesite, the Blair Witch Project and many other spooky connections and legends. Maryland ghosts are charming and chilly, horrible and helpful, vengeful and protective -- apparitions to suit every paranormal taste. When it comes to certain geographies, like the Sleepy Hollow of the immortal Washington Irving tale or the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Nathaniel Hawthorne's witchy setting, readers just know they are in for a satisfyingly supernatural encounter.
Kath Russell weaves three absorbing tales of spectral justice, blending reality with legend to leave readers guessing to the haunting conclusions.
―Rochelle Staab, national bestselling author of Who Do, Voodoo?
All three stories in Kath Russell’s Ghostly Tidewater Trilogy: The Ghost of John Wilkes Booth, Ghost of a Smile and The Ghost of Lyon Lodge, demonstrate the author’s uncanny ability to place the reader right in middle of the story, feeling the weather, smelling the air, feeling the characters’ convictions—and their turmoil as events unfold. Highly recommended, a marvelous melding of legend, myth and imagination.
—Dennis Berry, author, Mommie Dearest
An endangered raptor, a greedy developer, a free-spirited artist, and helpful ghosts make these tales of murder and mischief in the Tidewater region a thoroughly entertaining way to pass a few hours. Katharine Russell captures the atmosphere of small waterside communities and brings a quirky collection of locals – including those no longer occupying corporeal form – to vivid life in this charming and satisfying read.
–Sandra Parshall, author, the Rachel Goddard mysteries
These three ghost tales, interwoven with murder, mayhem, and a hint of romance will stay with you long after you finish them...
-- Kaye George, author, All Things Dark and Dastardly and CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery
Enjoy a ghostly vacation on the Chesapeake. This trio of stories will carry you there and keep you enthralled with the locals, the wildlife and the dead.
-- KB Inglee, author, historic short stories (see Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology and Chesapeake Crimes 3)