Spooky Series

Spooky Massachusetts

Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and other Local Lore  Spooky Massachusetts

 retold by S.E. Schlosser

"As I drove down the street paralleling the graveyard, I saw a strange light glowing among the tombstones. I stopped the car to take a look, and I saw a figure moving among the gravestones. She was walking slowly as if she bore a heavy weight and she was glowing from the inside..."

A young woman sees an evil spirit as she drives passed a local graveyard in Death Omen, one of 25 spooky stories in this collection of Massachusetts folklore by S.E. Schlosser. You will also read about the ghost of a missing bride who seeks vengeance against her killer; the ghost of a drowned sailor who helps a Nantucket sea captain spot whales; twin witches, who listen to the names of dead sailors called upon the wind; the black wizard of Springfield; the Salem witch trials; and many more spirits and supernatural happenings in Massachusetts. Great for reading around the campire, for Halloween, or anytime!



Part One: Ghost Stories

1. Death Omen - New Bedford
2. Which Way to Boston? - Northampton
3. The Missing Bride - Westboro
4. The Treasure and the Cats - Ipswitch
5. A Basket of Cod - Plymouth
6. Hoosac Tunnel - North Adams
7. The Shroud - Cape Cod
8. Lost My Head - Amesbury
9. The Hitchhiker - Rehoboth
10. Hide and Seek - Martha's Vineyard
11. Lover's Tryst - Somerville
12. The Fireside Chair - Salem

Part Two - Powers of Darkness and Light

13. Madness - Salem
14. The Wise Woman and the Witch - Gloucester
15. The White Wizard- Marblehead
16. The Black Horse - Woburn
17. Black Magic - Springfield
18. Bean-nighe - Worchester
19. The Brick Wall - Boston Harbor
20. Thar She Blows! - Nantucket
21. The Jewelry Box - Holyoke
22. Dark Portrait - Boston
23. Time Warp - Lexington
24. Elixir of Life - Malden
25. The Devil's Altar - Pittsfield


About the Author
S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the origins of America. She is also the author of Globe Pequot's Spooky Series.

About the Illustrator
Paul G. Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres--children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For the Spooky series he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

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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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