For a few hours one is translated to a world where it is commonplace to expect a clock, unwound, to strike, a door to open, a fall to be heard, a sound of metal striking on rock to be noted, a ghostly visitor to appear. John Harden has collected some 20-odd stories of ghost-ridden houses and districts of North Carolina. Yes, even stormy nights on a river boat. His ghosts are varied. They return to right wrongs, to do unfinished business, and he has you full convinced that you too may encounter a ghost sometime- somewhere- particularly if you visit almost any corner of North Carolina. Good regional material- source material for expansion into extended narrative form (or for retelling around midnight firesides).