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Richmond Macabre II : More Nightmares
Eleven new and bizarre tales of Richmond's hidden horrors! Contains stories by Charles Albert, David Alluisi, R.C. Allen, Jr., Michael Gray Baughan, Dale Brumfield, Meriah L. Crawford, Phil Ford, Julie Geen, Dean Knight, Rebecca Snow, Sarah Vogelsong, and an introduction by Beth Brown. Cover art by James Callahan.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Iron Cauldron Books
(first published October 1st 2012)
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A volume of short horror stories which all take place in Richmond, VA. Written by local authors. Quality is pretty variable; some stories are very well-written, some jump between past and present tense every paragraph or fizzle out with no resolution. The whole 'Richmond' angle is more wearying than anything else - on some stories it fits well, on most it feels shoehorned in. (I suspect more than a few of the people who submitted to this added local street names and landmarks to pre-existing sto ...more
Overall, this one wasn't bad. Admittedly, I'm a bit biased considering my personal history with the great state of Virginia. Even so, I won't let Richmond's beauty cloud my judgement. I didn't like every story, but I did enjoy the majority and found most of them to be, if not scary, then at least original and interesting.
Beth Brown's non-fiction books are the result of her personal goal of helping to preserve the events of the past while making them fun and entertaining for modern readers. She is the recipient of the Library of Virginia’s 13th Annual People’s Choice Award for her book "Haunted Plantations of Virginia". Her work has been featured on Travel Channel, The Biography Channel, History, and the Emmy Award ...moreMore about Beth Brown