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Troy Taylor

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109+ verk 1,160 medlemmar 27 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Troy Taylor lives in Chicago and is the author of more than 80 books on unexplained phenomena, including Haunted Illinois and The big Book of Illinois Ghost stories.

Inkluderar namnet: Troy A Taylor

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Verk av Troy Taylor

Weird Illinois (2005) 116 exemplar
Weird Virginia (2007) 106 exemplar
Haunted Illinois (1999) 89 exemplar
The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook (1672) 79 exemplar
Into the Shadows (1900) 38 exemplar
Spirits of the Civil War (1999) 29 exemplar
Weird Chicago (2008) 17 exemplar
Season of the Witch (1999) 17 exemplar
The Devil Came to St. Louis (2006) 16 exemplar
One August Morning (2015) 14 exemplar
Confessions of a Ghost Hunter (2002) 12 exemplar
Murdered in Their Beds (2012) 10 exemplar
Sex and the Supernatural (2009) 9 exemplar
Ghosts on Film (2005) 9 exemplar
Mysterious Illinois (2006) 8 exemplar
Dead Men Do Tell Tales (2008) 8 exemplar
Nevermore (2021) 8 exemplar
Down in the Darkness (2003) 8 exemplar
So, There I Was... (2006) 8 exemplar
Creepy libraries (2015) 7 exemplar
Without A Trace (2009) 7 exemplar
Haunted Jacksonville (2014) 6 exemplar
Murder by Gaslight (1707) 5 exemplar
The Two Lost Girls (2015) 5 exemplar
Cabinet of Curiosities 3 (2015) 5 exemplar
Ghosts by Gaslight (2007) 5 exemplar
Haunted Decatur (1995) 4 exemplar
Out Past The Campfire Light (2004) 4 exemplar
Bloody Hollywood (2008) 4 exemplar
Suicide & Spirits (2011) 4 exemplar
Forlorn Hope (2021) 3 exemplar
One Dark Night (2022) 3 exemplar
One Night in Salem (2023) 3 exemplar
And Hell Followed With It (2010) 3 exemplar
One Night in Washington (2020) 2 exemplar
Houdini: Among the Spirits (2009) 2 exemplar
Illinois Hauntings (2011) 2 exemplar
Wicked Decatur (2011) 2 exemplar
Hell Hath No Fury 2 (2022) 1 exemplar
One Bleak Midwinter Night (2022) 1 exemplar
Cabinet of Curiosities (2013) 1 exemplar
Bloody Chicago (2006) 1 exemplar
Fallen Angel (2013) 1 exemplar
Over My Dead Body 1 exemplar
More Haunted Decatur (1996) 1 exemplar
Hell Hath No Fury (2021) 1 exemplar
Cabinet of Curiosities 2 (2014) 1 exemplar

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USA

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I’m giving this 3 1/2 stars, but I went ahead and rounded it up to four because I really did enjoy the book. It’s always interesting to learn about local history, and Jacksonville’s past is full of amazing and tragic stories.

It was the haunting stories I have some issues with. I love ghost stories and the supernatural, but a lot of the stories in Haunted Jacksonville felt like an afterthought. They didn’t seem to be very fleshed out or researched much. I would have enjoyed more information about how the authors went about their own ghost hunting as well as a bit more description of the experiences. There were a lot of sections with long, fascinating historical stories that ended with a small paragraph stating that many people experience footsteps or noises, so they think it might be haunted. They weren’t all like that; there are a few very creepy accounts in some cases; but I thought there would be more in a book titled, “Haunted Jacksonville.”

The book also ends rather abruptly without any conclusion or wrapping up. The last paragraph is an experience a girl had at Illinois College, which ended the chapter on Jacksonville schools. The next page was the bibliography instead of a conclusion or closing paragraph.

Despite these issues, the book really is a fun and interesting read full of rich historical information about the small rural town of Jacksonville, and I recommend it to anyone who’s interested in local history.
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jellybeanette | May 26, 2024 |
I read this book in the Kindle Unlimited program.
I think what I enjoyed most about this book was all the history that is in it. I love ghost stories and this had a number of ghost stories in it. All were interesting. It was the history that the author shared that fascinated me. I’ve not been to New Orleans so I can’t say how accurate the author was. It did make me want to visit Louisiana.
 
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Wulfwyn907 | 1 annan recension | Jan 30, 2022 |
Not my favorite of Taylor's books so far but still worth a read. This one has Troy and one of his partners, Len Adams, sharing stories of places they've encountered. Each one takes a turn from one chapter to the next. Some of the stories were very good and others just kind of fell flat. The best part for me was the debunking of a few well known haunted locations.
 
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ChrisWeir | May 14, 2019 |
Taylor is a wonderful story teller. For many of the stories it's as much a history of the place as it is the ghost story or urban legend involved. He breaks the union into various parts of the country with several stories for each area. Bachelor's Grove cemetery near Chicago, The Winchester Mystery house in CA, the LaLure mansion in New Orleans, Gettysburg battlefield and it's surroundings and The Mount and the ghost of Edith Wharton. Very well written and again it's as much a history lesson as it is a book of ghost stories.… (mer)
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Statistik

Verk
109
Även av
1
Medlemmar
1,160
Popularitet
#22,147
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
27
ISBN
133
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
1

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