Five miles from the new age Mt. Shasta City, the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house – the Old Mortuary – where the mortician’s wife spent four decades alone, and some say insane, sleeping in an alcove off one bedroom where she believed the evil spirits of the house could not get to her, harboring terrible secrets.
With the steady flow of dead bodies through the basement and the murderous events upstairs, this is the story of how the Old Mortuary of Dunsmuir became one of the most haunted houses in America as a result of the personality and misdeeds of one man, Horace Carpenter, whose eternal soul most certainly does not rest in peace, as many will attest, and probably never will.
“I have spent the night in supposedly some of the most haunted buildings in America. I have met people who could fairly be described as evil incarnate. I have been to the Old Mortuary in Dunsmuir. It is gorgeous but I wouldn’t spend a single night there.”
Kathleen McKenna, author of horror novels ‘The Wedding Gift’ and ‘Family Matters’.
Knock my socks off! This story was a pleasant surprise.After wading through the slow beginning, the story picked up and from thereafter it was difficult to put the book down. It’s not an easy or settling read, but it’s worth the read. If I elaborate any further, I’ll give the story away. An emotional story of personal empowerment.
Print Length: 265 pages
Publication Date: Taylor Street Publishing (October 1, 2012)
4 out of 5 stars