Spooky Series

Spooky North Carolina

Spooky North CarolinaTales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings and Other Local Lore
Retold by S. E. Schlosser

“My riiiiiinnngg!  I want my ring!” the ghost of Kate wailed, its voice rising s’high only hound dogs could hear the top notes.  The pressure on Mary’s ears was something awful.  She clapped both hands over her ears and shouted:  “I ain’t got it!”   “Yes You DO!”  roared the ghost. 

Meet Mary, a jealous woman who steals the diamond ring off the hand of her dead sister, with disasterous results.  She is just one of many spooky characters who haunt this collection.  The spirit of a railroad flagman shines his lantern along the tracks near Maco, where he lost his head in a train accident. The ghost of a girl haunts the grave robbers who stole her corpse to use in a college medical department. And in a swamp outside Smithfield, a grisly mass hanging is re-created on dark nights. All this and much more!

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Part One:  Ghost Stories
1.      Fetch -- Boone
2.      Daddy’s Visit – Raleigh
3.      The Nightmare – Ocracoke
4.      Ghost Light – Maco
5.      Little Red Man – Winston Salem
6.      Phantom Horseman – Greensboro
7.      I’m So Cold – Dare County
8.      Handshake – Goldsboro
9.      Robah – Winston-Salem
10.  Busted! - Asheville
11.  The Rescue – Wilmington
12.  Plucked – Murphy

Part Two:  Powers of Darkness and Light

13.  Boo Hag – Elizabeth City
14.  The Honeymoon – Smoky Mountains
15.  The Carpenter – Bat Cave
16.  Doppelganger – Watauga County
17.  Dreams & Visions – Pineola
18.  The Coffin – Fayetteville
19.  Resurrection – Charlotte
20.  The White Deer – Roanoke Island
21.  The Legend of Tsali – Smoky Mountains National Park
22.  Mercy – Johnson County
23.  Jubilee – Vandemere
24.  Raven Mockers – Cherokee
25.  The Cat -- Edenton

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Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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