Blood on the Chesapeake
"The spirit believes there is something he needs to do. I sense he needs your help to conclude his business. Only then, can he find peace and cross over."
― Randy Overbeck, Blood On The Chesapeake
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Darrell Henshaw is moving to Wilshire, Ma...more
I love that this book includes some history. It makes the story more interesting. The characters are very human and lovable. Humor, suspense ...more
I requested and received a free ebook copy from The Wild Rose ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given. ...more
Darrell has a gift that manifested initially at 13; he sees and senses ghosts. Upon touring the school and his new office, Harriet Sinclair reveals that a young black man committed suicide many years before. When he felt the unworldly sensation, thoughts of outrunning his gift vanish as he learns more about th ...more
“Blood on the Chesapeake” is the first story in The Haunted Shores Mysteries by Randy Overbeck.
Darrell Henshaw, a high school teacher, is newly hired by Wilshire High School. This school is a little different though, as it has the reputation of being a haunted school. It began years ago, when a former student committed suicide; and it's constantly reported that he walks the halls of the school. Henshaw, as soon as his classes began, noticed ...more
The description doesn’t really give you an idea of the extent this story goes to with thrills, chills, and trickery. If you like a truly scary story, (without too much blood, guts, and gore), you’ll find it here.
The main character, Darrell has an odd personality, which I thought the author conveyed well. Events in his life have left him with a few qui ...more
Darrell Henshaw has moved from the north to the Chesapeake Bay in search of a new beginning as a coach and history teacher at Wilshire High School - away from his previous supernatural experiences and a bad romance. But he quickly realizes that Wilshire High has its own secrets, secrets that Darrell cannot escape.
In the era of Jim Crow laws, love cannot be colorblind. Brown vs. Board of Educa ...more
In Blood on the Chesapeake, Randy Overbeck transports his reader to a bucolic village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where a young teacher, Darrell Henshaw, is haunted by visions of a teen murdered thirty years before at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In his quest to seek the truth and right a tragic wrong, he en ...more
Darrell is a very human, flawed main character, who happens to have a sense of the spirit world. And a need to right a wrong. Part of him might regret involvement…as well as involving his girlfriend. He might want to focus on all that is right in the world, as well as the be ...more
New coach and teacher Darrell Henshaw encounters a school ghost, H for Hank. H is trapped between worlds while seeking justice over the circumstances of his death thirty years prior. Darrell becomes enamored with the spirit’s sightings and the school’s history. He isn’t quite sure who in the town or administration to trust, but he motors on, researching H’s death. He finds ...more
But how far is Darrell willing to go to help the Wilshire ghost? With bodies dropping like flies the close ...more
Dr. Randy Overbeck’s Blood on the Chesapeake is a top-notch mystery novel and ghost story from start to finish. As I completed one chapter, my fingers reached for the next! Characters are well-developed and believable, and Randy masterfully weaves lead character Darrell Henshaw’s new and blossoming love interest together with thrilling episodes from the “other-world” (wouldn’t you break into a cold sweat if your ...more
It is a thrilling unraveling of a murder mystery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay. There are enough Maryland references (the Bay Bridge, Maryland She Crab soup to name two) to take the reader to the area when the story takes place.
If you don't believe in ghosts, you might start believing after you read th ...more
He loves his job, but he should have known something was askew when he saw the ghost appear on the widow's walk outside his office when he was taking the campus tour, even before he was offered th ...more
I grew up on the Chesapeake and in Michigan, both places mentioned on this book.
The plot moved quickly and I really enjoyed the characters, even the ghost character.
I appreciated the history and the time put into describing the area/time period.
Everything was done really well. I'm going to venture out and read more mystery books now and definit ...more
I enjoyed this edge-of-your-seat book. It is both hopeful and frightening to look back to the 1960s and see some of the changes we have made. But the evil is still there: the ugly prejudice and hatred. We have much to overcome!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksp ...more
I enjoyed reading Blood on the Chesapeake. It is a wonderful story that I couldn’t put it down. The author has created a setting, plot and characters with colorful and defining descriptive language. It permits the reader to escape their day to day reality into an exciting and challenging set of events that progress with unexpected twists, culminating in a satisfying conclusion.
Unlike other books of this genre it involves the history of the slave trade and lingering racist attitudes in the south far into the 1960’s.
A teacher and coach moves to Wiltshire to escape his past only to find the hauntings of his school lead him into all kinds of trouble.
An excellent, well written story. I would definitely recommend this book. It’s excellent!
I liked the characters, the plot and the setting. The mystery kept me guessing.
I want to read other books in this series.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine. ...more
Engaging and mysterious with just enough creep factor to set your spine tingling but not enough to keep you up at night. Really fun and compelling story in a neat setting. Our hero, Darrell is quirky and interesting. A guys guy but sensitive and flawed. Lots of fun!
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Dr. Randy Overbeck is a veteran educator who has served children for more than three decades as a teacher and school leader, winning national recognition and awards for his work. Over that time, he has performed many of the roles depicted in his writing, with responsibilities ranging from coach and yearbook advisor to principal and superintendent. An accomplished writer, he has been published i ...more