Manhattan's past whispers for attention amongst the bustle of the city's ever-changing landscape. At Fraunces Tavern, George Washington's emotional farewell luncheon in 1783 echoes in the Long Room. Gertrude Tredwell's ghost appears to visitors at the Merchant's House Museum. Long since deceased, Olive Thomas shows herself to the men of the New Amsterdam Theatre, and Dorothy Parker still keeps her lunch appointment at the Algonquin Hotel. In other places, it is not the paranormal but the abnormal violent acts by gangsters, bombers, and murderers that linger in the city's memory. Some think Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler hunted here. The historic images and true stories in Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan bring to life the people and events that shaped this city and raised the consciousness of its residents.
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I love history, ghosts, and am facinated with murder. The three came together when Arcadia Publishing approached me to write a book for their Images of America Series entitled GHOSTS AND MURDERS OF MANHATTAN.
I'm currently in the final editing stage of my first nove, THE BURNING PAST:
Broadway-bound actress, Allie Cole must confront her guilt from the twisted past lifetimes she shared with the serial killer now stalking her.
Murder and ghosts feature again with my immersive play scheduled to open commerically Off-Broadway, July, 2018.
Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857 in his New York City home. The case remains unsolved, leaving restless ghosts behind. Journey with us on an immersive experience into the past to a secret, 1833 parlor in the landmarked Colonnade Row where historic documents and actual witness testimony help to bring the truth to light.