Synopses & Reviews
Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Old Dominion
• Legendary was the life of the gentle giant Peter Francisco, the strongest man in the Revolution, but one mystery remains: Why was he kidnapped as a child in his native land before being abandoned by a ship along the Appomattox River?
• When George Wythe was eighty, the professor, patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence sat up in bed and announced, “I am murdered!” But was he? Or was his suspicion all wrong?
• Tragedy struck the Church Hill Tunnel in Richmond on October 2, 1925—and rumors spread that a vampire had been disturbed. But just who was this vampire?
• Was Anna Anderson Manahan of Virginia the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, as she claimed, or was she a Polish-born waitress—and the best actress of the twentieth century?
From the Witch of Pungo to the Parkway Killer, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia pulls back the curtain on some of the regions most fascinating and compelling stories.
Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginias history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Virginia history.
About the Author
Though she is a native Virginian, Emilee Hines finds she is always learning new and interesting things about the history of her home state. Emilee taught history, English, and creative writing for thirty years before retiring, and she is now a freelance writer.