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Haunted Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond is chock-full of ghosts and haunted places. This city names Edgar Allan Poe as its native son, and it is rich in ghostly lore, legends, and tales. Join this tour to: Learn why Virginia's governor shares his mansion with ghosts; Dine with ghosts at Ruth's Chris Steak House and Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern; Discover that the Byrd Theatre has more than movies to of ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Schiffer Publishing
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Kelly Moran
May 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Haunted Richmond, by Pamela Kinney is a tour guide through Richmond, Virginia. It relays stories, legends, myths, and historical facts that dispatch supposed haunting or ghostly lore in the area.
Pamela Kinney is a published author of fiction, horror, fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction- under the pen name Sapphire Phelan. She resides in Chesterfield, Virginia with her husband, Bill and pet cat and dog.
I didn’t find anything that would make this book stand apart from others in its ge
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Seth Julius
Mar 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
When I was a kid, my father would drive around Richmond with my brother and me in the backseat telling stories about the ghosts who came off of the old battlefields. This book is great because it gives the reader insight into the city and its past.
J.M.
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
I had hoped to enjoy this book more, particularly since I live in Richmond. I didn't think it was particularly well-written, and most of the ghost stories revolved around things others had seen happen at the landmarks mentioned in the book. I wanted more detail as to why the ghosts lingered and their stories before death, not so much the bumps and frights they provided in the afterlife. Many times I felt that things were touched on just briefly when I would've liked more to the story than that.

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Terra
May 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Haunted Richmond by Pamela K. Kinney is a delightful historic paranormal non fiction. This is the perfect book to have before going to Richmond so that you can plan out your ghostly tour. It's even good to buy and have as a keepsake of your trip to bring back the wonderful memories of what makes Richmond so popular.

I found this book to be quite entertaining and educational but wish it had just a bit more history with each story. The stories are short and to the point giving you a bit of backgrou
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Mary
As a born-and-raised Richmonder, I am already familiar with many of the ghostly myths and legends surrounding my hometown, but it is always a pleasure to read more about the well-loved landmarks of my childhood. Pam Kinney has included brief but interesting histories of many of the haunted sites in her book, as well as some nice architectural details. I would have enjoyed more photographs! Particularly photos of ghostly phenomena. Reading this book (and also Ms. Kinney's Haunted Virginia: Legend ...more
Shelly♥
I read another ghostie book by the author on the Historic Triangle area of VA and loved it. In that book, she gets very specific on the history and visits the locations herself, taking pictures and sharing her own experiences and feelings. This book is a little more subjective with other peoples stories, sometimes heard through the grapevine. While some of the locations are compelling, much of it just did not interest me. And Richmond has got to be crawling with hot spots for this stuff. I know ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This novella was a quick reading overview of popular 'ghost' haunts in Richmond, Virginia. The chapter headings give you a quick reference of locations and various famous, or not so famous, sites and personages that Richmond is known for.

There are the usual Civil War haunts, but, to me, I enjoyed the tales of restaurants, trains, parkways, and other locations.

The author tried to give web sites and locations/phone numbers in case you have a chance to 'ghost hunt' for yourself.

Michele
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ghosts
This book is packed with short tales of hauntings in the Richmond area. This was a fun, quick read that made me want to visit the area!
Jenifer
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
This was a horribly written book, but the few little tidbits about Richmond history were interesting.
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Mar 07, 2009 added it
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Author of five nonfiction ghost books, Haunted Richmond, Haunted Richmond II, Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths, and True Tales, Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, & Other Haunted Locations, and Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area, Pamela K. Kinney has also written fiction that enables her readers to journey to worlds of fantasy, go bey ...more
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