This time of year makes our bookshelf editor quake in her boots as she pores through the frightening writings of Carolina authors. Check out some of her favorite spooky stories from the Carolina Country Bookshelf—if you dare.
Author Michael Renegar retells stories of hauntings from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina, including tales about a ghost of a Revolutionary War hero, a haunted road in Forsyth County, and a vengeful spirit trapped in a gold mine.
Twenty-two fur-raising tales by a native “ghostlorist,” this collection features a story about a porcelain cat that inspires girls to reveal cherished secrets at a North Carolina summer camp.
This mythic mystery, set in Civil War-era Wilkes County, details the life and death of the notorious Casanova and alleged murderer Tom Dooley.
From the Lost Colony and Gold Hill ghosts to odd happenings in Old Salem, this book explores 14 Tar Heel tales assembled by travel writer Sara Pitzer.
In remote western North Carolina, Marcy Dehanne sets forth to restore an old grist mill. Her plans run amuck, however, when she discovers a half-buried corpse behind the water wheel.