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Crestwood Lake

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Crestwood Lake is a small, secluded town in the woods of northern Vermont. Mysterious events and strange deaths have always plagued the community—as have rumors of witchcraft. But lately, there has been a sudden rash of suicides and grisly murders.

Captain Butch Morgan, the chief of police, must uncover the truth about Crestwood Lake. His best friend, historian Gil Pearson,
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 3rd 2015 by CreateSpace
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Cheryl Olivera
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The small town of Crestwood Lake has seen its share of deadly happenings over the years. From dead animals, to dead people, freak accidents, and suicides around town. The police chief Captain Morgan is trying to get to the bottom of what is happening in his town.

I loved how each chapter was a different story in these characters lives. This book scared me to my core. It starts out all sweet and nice with some strange things going on, and then takes a serious dark turn into much deeper territory.
Michelle Manchen Zgombic
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the darkness, a lot of murder but fascinating to me! I loved the witches and devil woven into the theme. Ok, far-fetched at times, especially at the end- but the characters are lovable and despicable, and a bit seductive I would say. Apparently he is a local author, I met him at a street fair and I bought both of his books. Ripper's Time is up next... a good Ripper story is always welcome in this house! ...more
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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How wonderfully evil!

Fantastic and fast paced. Kept my interest the entire time. I couldn't put it down, and finished it in a few hours.

I met the author two summers ago at a book signing at Ray and Judy's when I bought the book for my dad. Couldn't have been friendlier!

Highly recommend this!
Paulette Illmann
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
An interesting read from a local author, there were some surprise twists toward the end. I am curious to see if there is a sequel.
Tim Potter
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Crestwood Lake, the debut novel from Mark R. Vogel, is an impressive effort for a first time novelist. It is, at the same time, a unique take on horror fiction and an exploration of classic horror themes. Crestwood lake is not only the setting of the tale but it’s main character, the different locales and characters part of a living and breathing whole. Due to the plot structure, which incorporates what are essentially short stories into a novel, the pacing is a bit uneven, but when the narrativ ...more
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is like gone girl meets Harry Potter with Stephen King Full of suspense hints of both lightness and darkness Great read I couldn't put it down Anxiously waiting for a sequel ...more
Joan Lisi
I truly enjoyed this mystery, and look forward to many more by Mark Vogel. Could not put it down, and could NOT read it at night!
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Mark R. Vogel has been a clinical psychologist for over thirty years. He completed his BA and MA at Montclair State University in NJ, and his doctorate degree at Yeshiva University in the Bronx. A Jack the Ripper researcher, he lectures about the infamous case at libraries and private institutions.

In 2003 he graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. For ten years he taught

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