This novel brings the spirit of Rebecca Nurse back to modern day Salem to help Salem News editor John Andrews solve a modern mystery that has its roots in 17th-century Salem. Most of the characters in the novel are descendants of people who were condemned during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, including Rebecca Nurse, Ann Putnam, and Giles Corey. Our 21st-century characters are caught in a modern-day mystery that just might give the faint of heart a few sleepless nights.
There are several familiar spots featured in the novel, including Chestnut Street, Pickering Wharf, Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem Hospital, and Salem State University. The primary characters even visit the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum to do some research.
This novel, which is a battle of good versus evil set in the historic streets of Salem, is an entertaining and fictitious perspective of Salem's history. It is the first in a trilogy, and we are interested to see how some of the characters evolve, just as we hope some of the characters get what's coming to them.
You can find more information on Salem VI: Rebecca's Rising at SalemWitchTrilogy.com, including links to download the eBook. Author Jack Heath has a radio talk show in New Hampshire, and he will be featuring guests from Salem on alternate Wednesday afternoons, between 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, beginning August 1st. We will be talking about the book, the Witch Trials, and Salem. You can stream the show at wtplfm.com, or, if you're in New Hampshire, listen to New Hampshire Today live at 107.7 FM. Follow Haunted Happenings on Facebook for radio show reminders!
If you are intrigued by Salem VI: Rebecca's Rising, and you want to know more about the history of the Salem Witch Trials and Salem's modern Witch community, we recommend the following resources:
- The Salem Witch Museum FAQ page;
- The Salem Award Foundation maintains the Salem Witch Trials Memorial;
- Links to documents and Witch Trial documents can be found at SalemWitchTrials.org; and
- The Salem Witch Trials: A Day by Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege by Marilyn Roach is a tremendous work of non-fiction about the Trials;
- To learn more about Salem's Witch community, visit WitchesEducationLeague.org.