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The Book Nook: "Haunted Houses" (Richard Winer & Nancy Osborn)


It's summer, the sun is out... and my thoughts are already turning towards October and Halloween...

When I was a kid, my Mom had a nice, varied selection of books in her collection.  One of them helped introduce me to the world of the paranormal... and haunted houses in particular- "Haunted Houses" by Richard Winer and Nancy Osborn.

In it, the two detail the tales surrounding some of the most famous haunted houses- such as the Winchester Mystery Mansion.  They interview the home owners and caretakers of these places- and even spend the night at a few of them.  The chapters are just the right length to whet your appetite for more, and offer a wonderful selection from houses to cemeteries, and buildings in between.

There is a bit of everything within the pages for everyone interested in hauntings.  All with some wonderful black and white photographs illustrating the eerie locations, and even items involved.

I tend to grab this book to read every year (as well as it's sequels, "More Haunted Houses," and "Houses of Horror") as a way to prepare for the spookiness of Halloween.  I'd recommend finding a copy, and giving it a read this year.  A very solid "Good".

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