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Wendy Webb

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Minneapolis, The United States



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WENDY WEBB's novels are mysteries about long-buried family secrets, set in big, old haunted houses on the Great Lakes.

THE VANISHING (2014, Hyperion) is the story of Julia Bishop, who takes a job as a companion for a famous novelist, who the entire world thinks is dead. When she travels to the novelist's remote estate, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that.

THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN (2013, Hyperion) is an Indie bestseller. It's the story of Grace Alban, who returns home after 20 years when her mother dies under questionable circumstances on the very day she (the mother) planned to reveal the truth about a tragedy that occurred during a party at Alban House long ago. A packet of old love letters and a lost manus

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner. I love this nationwide effort to urge people to patronize their local businesses, and I hope everyone gets a jump on their holiday shopping by spending some money in their hometown stores.

On Saturday afternoon, I'm going to be working as a bookseller at one of my favorite independent bookstores,Valley Bookselleron Main Street in Stillwater, MN.... Read more of this blog post »
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The Fate of Mercy Alban

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date: October 22, 2013 06:30AM
location: Hopkins Public Library, 22 11th Ave, Hopkins, MN, The United States
description: I'll read from my current novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, and give a sneak peek at my upcoming novel, The Vanishing. Spooky tales just in time for Halloween!
" Hi! Not sure if this is the proper place to address this, but a book has appeared on my author page that was not written by me. "Dark Love" is on my p ...more "
" Hi all,

When you're the author of spooky tales and go on a book tour, people tell you their own ghost stories. Believe me, I've heard some great ones.
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" Hi all! I thought you might enjoy seeing a link to my newest blog on the Huffington Post books site about the best ghost stories I've heard on my rece ...more "
Wendy Webb and 3 other people liked Rita 's review of The Fate of Mercy Alban:
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
"More reviews : Sun/Salt + Letters

So, I am a chicken, in a big, BIG way.
That said, I would never pick this book up in a book store, just because of the whole ghost story thing..
That's why I'm so thankful to Goodreads giveaways.

I just loved it, it'..." Read more of this review »
" Hi everyone! My new book, THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN, is being published by Hyperion on Feb 5. It's a mystery about long-buried family secrets set in a b ...more "
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“Before I lost my father, I never understood the rituals surrounding funerals: the wake, the service itself, the reception afterward,the dinners prepared by well-meaning friends and delivered in plastic containers, even the popular habit of making poster boards filled with photos of the dear departed. But now I know why we do those things. It's busywork, all of it. I had so much to take care of, so many arrangements to make, so many people to inform, I didn't have a moment to be engulfed by the ocean of grief that was lapping at my heels. Instead, I waded through the shallows, performing task after task, grateful to have duties to propel me forward.”
Wendy Webb, The Tale of Halcyon Crane

“The truth finds its way into the light, no matter what you’ve done to contain it.”
Wendy Webb, The Vanishing

“Time and experience have a funny way of altering one’s recollections of the past.”
Wendy Webb, The Vanishing


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