Gothic and Strange True Tales of the South

Gothic and Strange True Tales of the South

by Keven McQueen


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455620159
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,216,977
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Keven McQueen teaches composition and world literature at Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned an MA in English after receiving his BA from Berea College. In addition to serving as a tour guide at White Hall, the mansion of Cassius Clay, he was once a watchman at a funeral home. McQueen has written more than ten books, spanning such genres as true crime and mystery, with a focus on Kentucky or Indiana history. He is also the author of The Axman Came from Hell and Other Southern True Crime Stories, published by Pelican. He lives in Berea, Kentucky.

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