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Ghosts of the Quad Cities, Haunted America

A haunted history of this Midwestern region filled with supernatural lore . . . Includes photos!

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline’s Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island.

Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents—the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport, Iowa’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue. At Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island, Illinois, every day is Halloween. In this chilling tour, Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin—both Bram Stoker Award honorees—hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant Midwestern community.

Michael McCarty, Mark McLaughlin, The Amazing Kreskin

MICHAEL McCARTY is a five-time Bram Stoker Award finalist and winner of the David R. Collins' Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center. McCarty is the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including I Kissed A Ghoul, A Little Help From My Fiends, Dark Duets, Liquid Diet & Midnight Snack, Monster Behind The Wheel (co-written with Mark McLaughlin), Dracula Transformed (with Mark McLaughlin), Lost Girl Of The Lake (with Joe McKinney), the vampire Bloodless series: Bloodless, Bloodlust, and Bloodline (with Jody LaGreca). McCarty is also the author of the mega-book of interviews, Modern Mythmakers: 35 Interviews With Horror And Science Fiction Writers And Filmmakers, featuring interviews with Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, John Carpenter, Richard Matheson, Linnea Quigley, Joe McKinney, Elvira, and many more. With Mark McLaughlin, he co-authored the nonfiction book, Ghosts Of The Quad Cities.      MARK McLAUGHLIN is a Bram Stoker Award-winning author whose fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in more than one thousand magazines, newspapers, websites and anthologies, including Writer's Digest, Cemetery Dance and The Year's Best Horror Stories(DAW Books). McLaughlin's latest paperback releases include the story collections, City of Living Shadows & More Lovecraftian Tales, Horrors & Abominations: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos and The House Of The Ocelot & More Lovecraftian Nightmares (all coauthored by Michael Sheehan, Jr.). Other collections of McLaughlin's fiction include Dracula Transformed (with Michael McCarty), Best Little Witch-House In Arkham, and Empress Of The Living Dead. McLaughlin and McCarty co-wrote the horror novel, Monster Behind The Wheel. McLaughlin is also the coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of The Gossamer Eye, a Bram Stoker Award-winning poetry collection.

The History Press