Join us in welcoming Harrisville 's Bill Bowers to our store where he will be presenting his collections Great American Ghost Stories and Great American Crime Stories, two entries in the Lyons Press Classics series.
Great American Ghost Stories is a ghoulish collection of true American classics, long-forgotten and legendary With frightening stories from Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Harriett Beecher Stowe, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and lesser known authors, this ghostly collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the ghastly, horrifying, and otherwise haunting tales we love to read about--all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons's outstanding Americana library.
Great American Crime Stories is a chilling, thrilling collection of true American crimes, long-forgotten and legendary The Bloody Benders Family . . . The Black Hand of New Orleans . . . The Crimes of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch . . . The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah . . . Rachel Wall, Female Pirate and The Last Woman to be Hanged in Massachusetts . . . Dr. Valorous Coolidge, who Performed the Autopsy on the Man He Murdered . . . and even a crime chronicled by President Abraham Lincoln. This criminal collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the murderous, thieving, and otherwise nefarious acts we love to read about--all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons's outstanding Americana library.
Bill Bowers is a freelance editor and writer. He lives with his wife in rural New England.