Horror in the Heartland : Strange and Gothic Tales from the Midwest
Brace yourself for a journey into a creepy, dark side of the American Midwest you thought you knew-a side teeming with real-life surrealism and historical horror-comedy. From tales of the booming grave-robbing industry of late 19th-century Indiana to the story of a Michigan physician who left his estate to his pet monkeys, Keven McQueen investigates a spooky and twisted side of Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Exploring burial customs, unexplained deaths, ghost stories, premature burials, the industry of grave robbing, bizarre murders, peculiar wills and much more, this creepy collection reveals the colorful untold stories of the region and offers intriguing, if sometimes macabre, insights into human nature and our history. A fun and frightful look at a vein of darkness running through the Midwest, Horror in the Heartland promises to send chills down your spine.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 471.74g
- 07 Aug 2017
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
About Keven McQueen
Keven McQueen is an instructor in the Department of English at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Kentucky Book of the Dead, Murder and Mayhem in Indiana, and The Axman Came from Hell and Other True Crime Stories.
Table of contents
1. Eerie Indiana2. Outlandish Illinois3. Odd Ohio4. Creepy Kansas5. Nightmarish Nebraska6. Unusual Iowa7. Macabre Minnesota8. Weird Wisconsin9. Mysterious Michigan