The New England Grimpendium
J. W. Ocker
An insider's guide to wicked, weird, and wonderful New England. A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand accounts of almost 200 sites throughout New England. This region is full of the macabre, the grim, and the ghastly — and all of it is worth visiting, for the traveler who dares! Author J. W. Ocker supplements directions and site information with entertaining personal anecdotes.
- Legends and personalities of the macabre
- Infamous crimes and killers
- Dreadful tragedies
- Horror movie locales
- Notable cemeteries and gravestones
- Intriguing memento mori
- Classic monsters 100 black-and-white photographs
Winner of the 2013 Lowell Thomas Silver Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in the Best Guidebook Category.
Author J. W. Ocker is the author of two award-winning macabre travelogues, The New England Grimpendium and The New York Grimpendium . He runs the website OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen (oddthingsiveseen.com), where he chronicles his visits to oddities of nature, history, art, and culture. His work has appeared on CNN.com, TheAtlantic.com, Rue Morgue magazine, The Boston Globe, and other places people stick writing.