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Tim Prasil writes novels about a quirky yet brilliant ghost hunter named Vera Van Slyke. Guilt Is a Ghost is the most recent. There's also Help for the Haunted, a "composite novel" featuring thirteen distinct yet interwoven adventures. Readers can start with either book. Both are published by Brom Bones Books.

The same publisher has already issued Prasil's The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring 100 limericks about the great author's work, life, and world.

Prasil also edits the Phantom Traditions Library, a series of anthologies including works by Edgar Allan Poe, Charlotte Riddell, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and many more. The volumes include:
1) Ghostly Clients and Demonic Culprits: The
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Tim Prasil For some unfathomable reason, I'm attracted to the often-gloomy settings of Thomas Hardy's novels. Think Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the…moreFor some unfathomable reason, I'm attracted to the often-gloomy settings of Thomas Hardy's novels. Think Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. They're set in England's West Country.

Is it the accent? Is it the haunted moors? Is it the atmosphere of tragedy? Who knows? It just seems like a great place to warm up at the pub on a miserable night. And that's what I would do there.(less)
Tim Prasil I'm in the early stages of the third novel in the Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries series. Since Vera and her "sidekick" Lida have rather strong…moreI'm in the early stages of the third novel in the Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries series. Since Vera and her "sidekick" Lida have rather strong parallels to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, I decided to make this story an American spin on The Hound of the Baskervilles, the great Holmes mystery.

Curiously, Arthur Conan Doyle's The House of the Baskervilles has rather strong parallels to The House of the Seven Gables, an earlier novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. There's an alleged family curse. A painting of a sinister ancestor who resembles a living descendant. A brother recently out of prison. I'm trying to work all of these elements into my own story -- but in ways that are amusing and possibly even clever!(less)
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Help For The Haunted: A Dec...

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Would You Dare to Spend the Night in a Haunted House? (Of Course, You Would!)

I’ve finished sprucing up the Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives, checking links, proofreading linked pages, and making some barely noticeable trims. I also added a few new works. For instance, Charles May’s “The Haunted House, from 1831, now sits as the second-oldest piece of occult detective fiction. Some might consider it a stretch, though. On first glance, it might strike...

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I come at this book from a stranger perspective: I read it around the time it first came out, the mid-1970s. I must have been in high school, and I had loved the TV-movie upon which it was based. I loved the novel, too, really intrigued by how Jeff ...more
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