Have you had a moment to explore my new website, Brom Bones Books? I haven’t had the official ribbon-cutting yet, but it already provides many of the resources introduced here at The Merry Ghost Hunter blogsite: the Ghost Hunter Hall of Fame, the Legacy of Ghost Hunter Fiction: A Chronological Bibliography, the Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives, and a few other features. As I move these over, I’m tweaking and improving them. For instance, you’ll find “read more about it” links to posts I’ve written about ghost hunters in real life and in fiction throughout their respective lists. I’ve also split the very long bibliography of occult detective fiction into a page for the 1800s and another page for the early 1900s. This should allow easier maneuvering, and I’ll be adding those “read more about it” links there, too.
In time, my In the Shadow of Rathbone reviews of Sherlock Holmes movies will be boxed up and moved to the new site — and there’s already new stuff to explore. I especially recommend you sip from the Old Phantoms with New Captions page, which displays ghost-related illustrations I’ve stumbled across in old magazines and books — but I’ve added new, funny captions to them. Because I’m a rascal.
This transition will be a slow one. I imagine The Merry Ghost Hunter will remain in place until the end of 2018. After all, this is where many folks come to download the next Vera Van Slyke ghostly mystery at the start of each month, and there are still five more of those. Unfortunately, at some point, I’ll be discontinuing the every-Wednesday posting of an authentic ghost report. You see, the goal is for me to spend less time blogging and more time creating informative and entertaining books under the Brom Bones Books banner.
I hope you’ll join me in this slow move to a new — yet familiar — place. After all, The Merry Ghost Hunter is slowly becoming a ghost town.