This is the novel that asks the question: What would happen if the Headless Horseman were to return in modern times?
As a kid, one of my favorite stories was Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. I was always intrigued by the figure of the Headless Horseman—that decapitated Hessian officer who returns from the dead to take vengeance on the American rebels who killed him.
I wanted to write my own story about the Headless Horseman–with a twist. I wanted to set my story in modern times.
Most of the action of Revolutionary Ghosts is set in Ohio in 1976. Steve Wagner is an ordinary teenager who discovers evidence that the Headless Horseman is running rampant (and taking lives) in the local area.
But the Headless Horseman hasn’t returned alone. He’s brought with him the spirit of the murderous Marie Trumbull, a Loyalist whom the Americans executed during the Revolutionary War. The angry spirit of British spy John André also makes an appearance.
If you like supernatural tales with historical references, I think you’ll enjoy Revolutionary Ghosts.
Many readers have also remarked on the story’s retro 1970s vibe. I was a kid in the 1970s, and I remember that era well. I’ve done my best to bring those times back to life in Revolutionary Ghosts—along with the Headless Horseman, of course.
The Amazon Kindle version of Revolutionary Ghosts is on sale for $0.99 through June 30, 2020.
Get it now, and get it while it’s only $0.99. My accountant is not happy about this sale; and he’s ordered me to return the price to its usual $3.99 on July 1st.