Horror in the Heartland

Horror in the Heartland

Strange and Gothic Tales from the Midwest
Keven McQueen
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-02890-7
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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.

Author Bio

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.


“McQueen’s collection is especially spooky since the stories are largely taken from news accounts of actual events.”
 — Wapsipinicon Almanac

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Table of Contents

1. Eerie Indiana
2. Outlandish Illinois
3. Odd Ohio
4. Creepy Kansas
5. Nightmarish Nebraska
6. Unusual Iowa
7. Macabre Minnesota
8. Weird Wisconsin
9. Mysterious Michigan