Book Nook: The Victorian Book of the Dead, by Chris Woodyard
Chris Woodyard is the grand dame of "Haunted Ohio." Woodyard's dedication and devotion to unearthing the spookiest stories and superstitions have kept readers horrified,entertained and enthralled for decades. For her latest collection Woodyard has excavated reams of creepy material from periodicals of the Victorian era. The Victorians could seem a bit obsessive about death.
These articles range from strange to bizarre, from chilling to mildly disturbing. Her passion for this work shines through in her books and in this interview.