Self Help & Reference

The New England Grimpendium

J. W. Ocker
Book cover for The New England Grimpendium by J. W. Ocker
An insider’s guide to wicked, weird, and wonderful New England.

A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand accounts of almost 200 sites throughout New England. This region is full of the macabre, the grim, and the ghastly—and all of it is worth visiting, for the traveler who dares! Author J. W. Ocker supplements directions and site information with entertaining personal anecdotes.

Topics include:
  • Legends and personalities of the macabre
  • Infamous crimes and killers
  • Dreadful tragedies
  • Horror movie locales
  • Notable cemeteries and gravestones
  • Intriguing memento mori
  • Classic monsters
September 2010
978-0-88150-919-9
6.1 x 9 | 304pp | Paperback |
100 black-and-white photographs
$18.95 (US)
$23.50 (CA)
About the Author
J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award-winning author of Poe-Land. He runs the website Odd Things I’ve Seen, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, and history. His writing has been featured in Rue Morgue magazine, CNN.com, American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty, and Studies in Australian Weird Fiction. Ocker lives in Nashua, NH.
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