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Spooky Southwest

I swear, sir. It was J. Dawson. He came up out of the grave and started picking wildflowers!

-Going Courting from Spooky Southwest
Spooky Southwest 2nd Edition Cover
Spooky Southwest 2nd Edition Cover

Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened—and still do happen—in the collective back yard of the Southwestern states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from cattle rustlers to runaway trains.

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 35 creepy tails of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, and Texas. Set in the American Southwest’s historic towns and sparsely populated expanses, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.


Going Courting from Spooky Southwest by S.E. Schlosser
Going Courting from Spooky Southwest by S.E. Schlosser

Part One: Ghost Stories

Chapter 1. The Ghost on the Tracks
Chapter 2. The Half-Clad Ghost
Chapter 3. The Death Waltz
Chapter 4. Going Courting
Chapter 5. The Ghost of Jean Baptiste
Chapter 6. The Phantom Train
Chapter 7. The Posthole Digger
Chapter 8. Stampede Mesa
Chapter 9. Pecos Bill and the Haunted House
Chapter 10. La Llorona
Chapter 11. The House of the Candle
Chapter 12. The Sandstorm
Chapter 13. The Lonely Caballero
Chapter 14. Lafitte’s Ghost
Chapter 15. The Lantern

Part Two: The Powers of Darkness

Chapter 16. The Dance
Chapter 17. The Bear Lake Monster
Chapter 18. Divvying Up souls
Chapter 19. The Ultimate Stakes
Chapter 20. Juan’s Last Drink
Chapter 21. The Bucca
Chapter 22. The Singing Sands
Chapter 23. Old Granny Tucker
Chapter 24. The Spirit on the Mountain
Chapter 25. Death and the Doctor
Chapter 26. The Skeleton
Chapter 27. The Black Cats’ Message
Chapter 28. Pedro de Urdemalas
Chapter 29. The Lady in Blue
Chapter 30. Uncle Bob’s Miracle