Haunted Girl

Laurie Glenn Norris

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ISBN: 9781551099071

Haunted Girl

Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery

  Author:   Laurie Glenn Norris    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

In 1878 eighteen-year-old Esther Cox arrived in Amherst, Nova Scotia, to live with her sister’s family. Shortly after Esther moved in, the story goes, the house was plagued by unexplained occurrences—something (or someone) knocked on the walls, hid household items, moved furniture around, and set fires. Esther herself was subject to mysterious fevers, prodding and, on one occasion, stabbing. These occurrences followed her when she went to stay with other families in the area. Eventually she was charged with robbery and spent a month in jail, after which thehaunting ceased.

Was Esther the victim of paranormal powers or the troubled mind behind a series of elaborate hoaxes? At the time of her alleged haunting, the plausibility of Esther Cox’s claims were hotly debated in newspapers and by fellow Amherst residents. In the hundred years since her death, Esther’s story has been retold numerous times and she remains to this day the town’s most famous historical figure.

Includes 30 photos of key locations in Amherst related to the story as well as Esther’s family members.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551099071
Item NB0986
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 26 2012
Language eng
Pages 170
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight235(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Laurie Glenn Norris is a writer of historical fiction and non-fiction and holds an MA in art history. Her book Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery was a finalist for the 2013 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing and is currently optioned for film. She lives in River Hebert, Nova Scotia, with husband Barry Norris and their cat, Riley. Found Drowned is her first novel.