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The New York Grimpendium

A Guide to Macabre and Ghastly Sites

J. W. Ocker

From the author of The New England Grimpendium comes a new travelogue and insider’s guide to wicked, weird, wonderful New York.

When J. W. Ockerís first book, The New England Grimpendium, emerged on the scene, Max Weinstein of called it ďa travelogue for those who revel in the glory of their nightmares.Ē Rick Broussard at New Hampshire Magazine said of it, ďIíve read a dozen books about New England ghosties and weirdnesses, and this one is my favorite. Itís also one of the few that actually came up with stuff I didnít already know about.Ē Now the author of that Lowell Th omas Award winner has unearthed hundreds of similarly creepy and colorful places in the Empire State that will make your skin crawl and your hair stand on end!

Ockerís essays on these places, some little known, some area landmarks, include directions and site information along with entertaining anecdotes delivered in his signature wry style. Itís defi nitely a wild ride from a jar full of the harvested brains of dead killers to horror movie filming sites around the state; from a shipsí graveyard to lake monster sightings. If itís in New York and itís bizarrely noteworthy or wonderfully wacky, youíll find it in The New York Grimpendium.

J. W. Ocker runs, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, and history. His writings have been featured in Rue Morgue magazine,, American Exorcist: Critical Essays on William Peter Blatty, and Studies in Australian Weird Fiction. Ocker lives in Nashua, NH.


October 2012
$18.95 (Can. $20.00) | paperback
978-0-88150-990-8 | 6x9 | 304 pages
B&W photos throughout



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