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Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology

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“At Last, an Authoritative Compendium to (Fictional) Haunted Buildings for the Delight and Exploration of Reader-Travelers Around the Globe.”

For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan’s discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!

From the Philippines’ tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden’s reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania’s vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada’s cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture.

27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theatres, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike!

Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination.
   

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PRODUCT DETAILS
                                                                 
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  Hardback (with dust jacket) ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-50-0   Edited by Charlatan Bardot and Eric J. Guignard  
  Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-48-7   Illustrated by Steve Lines and James Gabb  
  ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-49-4   Published by Dark Moon Books  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2021943395   Number of pages: 452 (about 120,000 words)  
  First edition to be published November 2, 2021   Made in the United States of America  
         
  * Download the Press Release HERE! *  
     
PRAISE
                                                                 
  High-concept and brilliant . . . A who’s-who of supernatural fiction.   Publishers Weekly  
     
 
 
  An ambitious and beautifully constructed anthology that fans of the genre won’t want to miss; a necessary addition to any library.   Library Journal (starred review)  
     
 
 
  Eric J. Guignard has outdone himself with this imaginative, eerily realistic, and fun anthology.   Booklist  
     
 
 
  Literally and figuratively bringing Horror from all over the world to the reader. Diversity in action.   Becky Spratford; librarian, reviewer, RA for All: Horror  
     
 
 
  A travel guide that fans of the supernatural will want to add to their collection!   Aurealis Magazine (issue #145)  
     
CONTENTS INCLUDE:
     
 

• Preface by Eric J. Guignard
• Introduction by Charlatan Bardot

EUROPE

Feature Entries
• “Oh Man’s Land” by Natalia Theodoridou (Greece: Haunted Military Outpost)
• “Fish Tale” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (Sweden: Haunted Indoor Fish Market)
• “Still Hungry” by Ramsey Campbell (England: Haunted Department Store)
• “In Our Season” by Tamara Jerée (Iceland: Haunted Military Base Civilian Living Condos)
• “Que Vagi Bé” by S. Qiouyi Lu (Spain: Haunted Restaurant)

Tiny Tales
• “English Martyrs Underground Station” by Laura Mauro (England: Haunted Underground Station)
• “Ghost Stop” by Ekaterina Sedia (Russia: Haunted Bus Stop)
• “The Northern Lights Experience” by Johann Thorsson (Iceland: Haunted Roadside Viewing Area)
• “The House of Strawberries” by Alessandro Manzetti (Italy: Haunted Manor)
• “The Caretaker’s Hut” by Kevin J. Kennedy (Scotland: Haunted Caretaker’s Hut)
• “End of the Road” by Ray Cluley (Wales: Haunted Carpark)
• “Soaking in Roman Rejuvenation” by Setsu Uzumé (Serbia: Haunted Hot Spring)

ASIA

Feature Entries
• “Soul Sisters” by Michelle Tang (Philippines: Haunted Clothing Factory)
• “Fools Rush In” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia: Haunted Mental Hospital)
• “Blood Memories” by Weston Ochse (Afghanistan: Haunted Tank Monument)
• “Where Do Broken Dreams Go?” by Andrew Hook (Kazakhstan: Haunted High-Rise Apartment Building)
• “Above Aimi” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan: Haunted Hospital)

Tiny Tales
• “Al Mutaqadimah” by Sara Saab (Lebanon: Haunted Entryless Room)
• “Café Tanuki” by Umiyuri Katsuyama (Translated by Toshiya Kamei) (Japan: Haunted Café)
• “The Hidden Temple of Nakhon Sawan” by Rena Mason (Thailand: Haunted Temple)
• “A Series of Occurrences at Lhasa Hotel” by Han Song (China: Haunted Hotel)
• “Tamarind Candy” by K. Hari Kumar (India: Haunted Smashānam)
• “One Day at Recess in the Convent of the Blessed Mother on Victoria Street” by Christina Sng (Singapore: Haunted Mausoleum)

AUSTRALIA AND GREATER OCEANIA

Feature Entries
• “Tidemarks” by Octavia Cade (New Zealand: Haunted Aquarium)
• “The Five Sisters” by Terry Dowling (Australia: Haunted Lighthouse)
• “Warp and Weft” by Kaaron Warren (Australia: Haunted Mining Camp)

Tiny Tales
• “Ingraham’s Bookstore” by Alan Baxter (Australia: Haunted Bookstore)
• “Tiki Godfather” by Will Viharo (French Polynesia: Haunted Tiki Bar)
• “The Wishing Well” by Jack Dann (Australia: Haunted Well)
• “The Fairy Door” by Angela Slatter (Australia: Haunted Warehouse)
• “The Martha Hotel: Suite 101” by Lee Murray (New Zealand: Haunted Hotel)

AFRICA

Feature Entries
• “A Taste of Unguja” by Eugen Bacon (Tanzania: Haunted Restaurant)
• “The Case of the Moaning Marquee” Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria: Haunted Marquee Tent)
• “A Tour of the Ramses” by Jackson Kuhl (Egypt: Haunted Hotel)
• “The Brother” by Makena Onjerika (Kenya: Haunted Converted Hotel-Office Building)
• “The Biophilic-Designed Haunting” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Botswana: Haunted Safari Lodge)

Tiny Tales
• “Patiko” by Dilman Dila (Uganda: Haunted Slavers’ Market)
• “The Bridge With No Middle” by Derek Lubangakene (South Sudan: Haunted Bridge)
• “Ghost Roads of the Oude Kimberleys” by Cat Hellisen (South Africa: Haunted Hotel)
• “Boss Madam Kadungure’s Extra-Deluxe Import and Export International Ltd” by T. L. Huchu (Zimbabwe: Haunted Import/Export Office)
• “The Soccer Fields of Abete, Iwaya” by Dare Segun Falowo (Nigeria: Haunted Soccer Field)
• “House of Mouths” by Osahon Ize-Iyamu (Niger: Haunted Boarding School)

UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Feature Entries
• “The Last Booth” by Jeffrey Ford (USA, New York: Haunted Diner)
• “The Lighthouse” by D.R. Smith (Canada: Haunted Lighthouse)
• “Bluster” by Norman Prentiss (USA, Montan: Haunted Saloon)
• “The Gulch” by Lisa Morton (USA, California: Haunted Soundstage)
• “Dead Car” by Joe R. Lansdale (USA, Texas: Haunted Junkyard)

Tiny Tales
• “The Norge Theater” by Elizabeth Massie (USA, Virginia: Haunted Theater)
• “Hitchhiker” by Poppy Z. Brite (USA, Louisiana: Haunted Tollbooth)
• “A Shining Vacation” by John M. Floyd (USA, Oregon: Haunted Hotel)
• “The Cold House” by Simon Strantzas (Canada: Haunted Landmark (Historic Home)
• “Vanport Raceway” by Cody Goodfellow (USA, Oregon: Haunted Speedway)
• “Greenbelt Bus Shelter” by Lisa Hannett (Canada: Haunted Bus Shelter)

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Feature Entries
• “The Haunting of the Plaza de la Beneficencia Pinkberry” by Gabriela Santiago (Puerto Rico: Haunted Frozen Yogurt Restaurant)
• “Juan Clemente’s Well” by H. Pueyo (Argentina: Haunted Church)
• “Xtabai” by Jo Kaplan (Belize: Haunted Observation Post)
• “Into the River” by Clara Madrigano (Brazil: Haunted Mausoleum)

Tiny Tales
• “Lopinot Plantation” by R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad and Tobago: Haunted Plantation)
• “Last News” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil: Haunted Print Shop)
• “Cuarto Frio (Cold Room)” by Alvaro Rodriguez (Mexico: Haunted Cold Storage)
• “Harkon Tavern” by Julian J. Guignard (Jamaica: Haunted Tavern)
• “The Door Ajar” by Malena Salazar Maciá (Translated by Toshiya Kamei) (Cuba: Haunted Cathedral)
• “Colonia del Sacramento’s Little Tailoring Shop” by Dante Luiz (Uruguay: Haunted Tailoring Shop)

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

• Lesser Known Locales (“Tiny” Tiny Tales)
• A Select Reading List of Novel-Length Fiction Works Set In Haunted Buildings (That Are Not Houses)
• A Brief and Illuminating Interview With Professor Charlatan Bardot Conducted by Eric J. Guignard

 
     
 
 
     
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