I am a big fan of Richard Gleaves, and subsequently, his fantastic series based on some of the best-loved American traditional stories. On several episodes of Author Stories, Richard and I have talked about his love of Washington Irving and the stories that became American classics.
Richard has taken those stories and brought them into our present age while maintaining historical integrity. Richard completed the first trilogy a couple of years ago, and since then he has been working on expanding the series which now takes us to Salem with SALEM: Blood to Drink (Jason Crane Book 4).
Richard and I have a tradition of podcasting around Halloween each year, and while you wait for this year’s festivities, you need to read Salem: Blood to Drink. Let’s just say that the story continues in a big, bad way in classic Gleaves form.
Here’s the blurb:
The Jason Crane Saga continues in Salem, Massachusetts!
Jason Crane thought his life was back to normal. The Headless Horseman had been defeated, his guardian Hadewych Van Brunt was presumed dead, and he had finally inherited the Pyncheon Legacy, worth over a hundred million dollars. But there’s more than just one murderous and vengeful ghost in the world, and the Pyncheon Family has its own dark past.
Now Jason must learn the origins of his fortune, the reasons for its strange conditions, and the deadly consequences of breaking them.
A Halloween epic of witches and curses, Wiccans and Satanists, friendship, love, and fear, set in the modern Salem with fidelity to every street, rock, and haunted place.
Listen to Richard and I talk all about Jason and his friends here: https://hankgarner.com/episode-400-richard-gleaves-helps-celebrate-400-shows/
and here: https://hankgarner.com/episode-nineteen-with-richard-gleaves/