HAUNTED TREASURES by Dale M. Titler

HAUNTED TREASURES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A gaggle of overworked ghosts, beginning with Hans Holzer's Ocean-Born Mary, Edward Rowe Snow's Marshfield Phantom, and the spirit of Jean Lafitte resurrected from Titler's own Unnatural Resources (1973). . . and ending with Samuel Pepys' nemesis Lieutenant Barkstead of the Tower of London. Not ail are as bloodthirsty as the mummy of Princess Amen-Re whose owners dropped like flies (""One janitor, in a show of contempt and bravado, flicked a feather duster over the face painted on top of the case. Soon afterward his child died of measles"") and who sank the Titanic as her parting shot. But with neither a pretense of scientific investigation nor much flair for yarn-spinning, Titler plays his phantoms for easy chills and the lure of buried gold there for the digging. Strictly a campfire item.

Pub Date: Oct. 4th, 1976
Publisher: Prentice-Hall