A Complimentary Haunting

Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899-1909) chronicles thirteen cases conducted by ghost hunter Vera Van Slyke and her assistant, Lucille Parsell. “Skittering Holes” is the third of the chronicles. It’s set in Chicago during late summer, 1900.

After solving the ghostly mystery at the Scepter Theater, Vera decides to explore Chicago with her friend, Lucille. Together, they meet a musician who has been experiencing something odd in his ramshackle room. When he harmonizes his oboe with another on a phonograph, purple holes appear. They glow and float and grow around his room — but where exactly these holes lead is uncertain. One thing is sure, though: they’re dangerous!

Can ghost hunter Vera Van Slyke determine what they are and what’s on the other side of them?

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