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Outer Banks Mysteries & Seaside Stories

Charles Harry Whedbee

John F. Blair, Publisher
978-0-89587-006-3
$14.95 hardcover
5 x 7 ¾   
133 pages
Published in 1978

Once again the North Carolina coast is the backdrop for a collection of delightful tales by Charles Harry Whedbee. Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories is Whedbee's third volume in a series of books that firmly establishes him as one of the state's most famous contemporary raconteurs.

Whedbee's collections of legends and folklore have become regional classics. The continuing popularity of these books stems from the author's intimate knowledge of the places, people, and events of which he writes. He gathers the mysteries, tales, legends, and lore that have been handed down for generations on the North Carolina coast and recounts them with a sensitivity for tradition that makes him a master at what he does.

The stories in this collection are every bit as engaging as those in the other volumes. There is the mysterious affair of the Brownrigg miller, who met a stormy death after marrying a stranger of haunting beauty. There are those fragile, beckoning hands, often seen in the window of a mansion near Edenton. And let's not forget the pitiful sobs of the Core Point ghosts or the strange and unexplained phenomenon of the Maco lights.

Indeed, Judge Whedbee has done it again as only he can. Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories complements perfectly the popular collections that accompany it. Like the others, this one is a pure delight.