Gothic and Strange True Tales of the South

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Distinctive demises and bizarre burials of the Southern states. Explore the macabre and morbid aspects of history with this collection of real-life happenings focusing on all aspects of dying, from burial to haunting. Taken from actual newspaper articles, these narratives prove that death can be both grotesque and ridiculous. Accidents are never expected, but perhaps they could be prevented by a little common sense; for example, do not thaw frozen dynamite in a fire. Premeditated murders are atrocious in thought and deed, but even worse than that is killing to gain literary material. This ghastly compilation includes tales from Virginia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and other Southern states.
ISBN: 9781455620159
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 9
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Keven McQueen teaches composition and world literature in the department of English and theatre at Eastern Kentucky University. He has written more than ten books in such genres as true crime and mystery, with a focus on Kentucky or Indiana history. McQueen has spoken about historical crime and similar topics before the Kentucky Historical Society and has also made appearances at the annual Kentucky Book Fair and the Southern Kentucky Book Fest. In addition to serving as a tour guide at White Hall, the mansion of emancipationist Cassius Clay, McQueen was once an archivist at the Berea College library and a watchman at a funeral home. After receiving his BA from Berea College, he earned an MA in English from Eastern Kentucky University and is listed in Who’s Who in America. A member of the Madison County Historical Society, he lives in Berea, Kentucky.
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