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Body, Mind & Spirit Unexplained Phenomena

Tomes of Terror

Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

by (author) Mark Leslie

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Category
Unexplained Phenomena, Supernatural, Public, Commercial & Industrial
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459728608
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $24.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459728622
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $8.99

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Description

A supernatural tour of bookstores and libraries around the world, focusing on the ghost stories from haunted locations.

Throughout history, books have inspired, informed, entertained, and enriched us. They have also kept us up through the night, thrilled us, and lured into their endless depths. Tomes of Terror is a celebration and an eerie look at the siren call of literature and the unexplained and fascinating stories associated with bookish locations around the world.
Mark Leslie’s latest paranormal page-turner is a compendium of true stories of the supernatural in literary locales, complete with hair-raising first-person accounts. You may even recognize a spectre of your local library lurking in these true stories and photographs. If you have ever felt an indescribable presence hanging about a quiet bookshop, then you’ll enjoy these fascinating and haunting tales.

 

About the author

Mark Leslie would be the first person to admit he's still afraid of the monster under his bed. That might be why most of his books explore the darker side. In addition to penning a series of true ghostly tales (that include Spooky Sudbury, Haunted Hospitals and Creepy Capital), he has written a few horror titles (I, DEATH, One Hand Screaming, and NOCTURNAL SCREAMS), is the editor of the horror anthologies CAMPUS CHILLS, FEEL THE FEAR, and SUPERNATURAL, and is the author of the humorous urban fantasy action/adventure 'Canadian Werewolf" series.

His other passions within the non-fiction realm include fan appreciation/trivia books about the classic modern films Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (THE CANADIAN MOUNTED) and Die Hard (YIPPEE KI-YAY MOTHERF*****)

Proudly adopting the term "Book Nerd" for himself, Mark is most comfortable with a pen in hand, fingers on keyboard or with his nose stuck in a book.He can often be seen traveling to book events with a life-sized skeleton named Barnaby Bones.

Born in Sudbury Ontario, Mark has courted with a serious addiction to reading and writing his entire life. He has called both Ottawa, ON and Hamilton, ON home for about a decade each and currently lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

Mark Leslie's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall Picks

Editorial Reviews

Informative but also held the quality of a ghost story told around a campfire.

Book Reviews from Canada

If you have ever felt an indescribable presence hanging around a quiet bookshop or library then you’ll enjoy these fascinating and haunting tales.

Oak Bay News

If you're in the mood to curl up with a blood-curdling new book, here's just what the (mad) doctor ordered.

Parade Magazine