Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Mortician's Wife Virtual Tour

The Morticians Wife
Maralee Lowder

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Taylor Street Books

ISBN: 13: 978-1480011229

Number of pages:194
Word Count: 71000

Cover Artist: Tim Hewtson

Book Description: 

“I have spent the night in supposedly some of the most haunted buildings in America. I have met people who could fairly be described as evil incarnate. I have been to the Old Mortuary in Dunsmuir. It is gorgeous but I wouldn't spend a single night there.” Kathleen McKenna, author of horror novels 'The Wedding Gift' and 'Family Matters'.

Five miles from the new age Mt. Shasta City, the sleepy Northern California town of Dunsmuir plays host to a nightmarish house – the Old Mortuary – where the mortician's wife spent four decades alone, and some say insane, sleeping in an alcove off one bedroom where she believed the evil spirits of the house could not get to her, harboring terrible secrets.

With the steady flow of dead bodies through the basement and the murderous events upstairs, this is the story of how the Old Mortuary of Dunsmuir became one of the most haunted houses in America as a result of the personality and misdeeds of one man, Horace Carpenter, whose eternal soul most certainly does not rest in peace, as many will attest, and probably never will.

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Maralee Lowder

Author of

The Mortician’s Wife

Although my most recent book, The Mortician’s Wife, is a work of fiction, the building that plays a huge part in the story actually does exist.  And, yes, it is also very haunted.

During the fifteen years I have lived in Dunsmuir, the town that houses the mortuary of my book, the building has been owned by several different people.  Some of them say it is haunted, others say it is not.  I tend to believe those who admit to having other worldly experiences while living in the old building. 

I, myself, have toured the building several times without experiencing anything out of the ordinary.  But, then, I am not the sort of person who was blessed (or cursed?) with that sort of ability.  Since other members of my family do possess those attributes, I remain quite open minded on the subject.

The current owners, Nancy and Brad Warner, readily admit to experiencing quite a variety of spiritual activities.  As an example let me tell you about the very first night they stayed in their newly acquired home.  They had brought all of their furniture in, but had not set up their bed yet.  So, they placed their mattress on the main floor, in the living room.  There was a roaring fire going in the fireplace, they had the lights turned on and were watching a DVD on their computer.  Suddenly, everything went off—the lights, the computer…and the fireplace! 

Brad spoke into the darkness, “We are going to be living here…this is our home now.  We are not going to try to make you leave.  All we want is to live here in harmony with you.” At that moment everything came back on.  The lights turned on.  The computer came back on.  And, yes, the fire in the fireplace suddenly relit itself.

This is an absolutely true story.  It was just the first of many unexplainable happenings that have occurred, and continue to occur to my friends. It can be quite unnerving at times, but Brand and Nancy have vowed to continue living the house.  They love it and want to share it with others.  After having refurbished the building from top to bottom, they will soon be opening it for overnight guests.

How about it?  Do you think you would like to spend the night in Dunsmuir’s Old Mortuary?  Do you think you would make it through the night?   It’s something to think about!

About the Author:

Maralee Lowder found so much pleasure in reading such a wide spectrum of romance genres, she has never been able to write in just one.  Her novels run the gamut of contemporary, historical, humorous, horror, paranormal and suspense. 

Look for the sequel to "The Morticians Wife"  coming soon

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  2. This does sound an interesting read! :)

  3. I'm reading this now. It's very good.


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