West Virginia: Lair of the Mothman

In the town of Broad Run, WV....
Vance Archer and Marybeth Wilkins, a pair of adventurous seventh graders, have discovered an exciting activity called geocaching—a kind of scavenger hunt using GPS technology—which leads them after hidden treasures in the woods around their community. On one of their outings, they encounter a frightening, half-seen creature with glowing red eyes watching them from the shadows. Soon, Vance receives mysterious messages on his phone from a caller named Indrid Cold. He learns that this name is associated with the legendary Mothman, a strange, unearthly being that is said to appear when some terrible event is about to occur. Believing that they—as well as their friends and loved ones—may soon face mortal danger, Vance and Marybeth try to solve the increasingly strange clues before disaster strikes.

Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.

West Virginia:
Lair of the Mothman

By Stephen Mark Rainey

An exciting novel in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers—ages 8 to 14.

Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN: 978-0463650738

Release Date: February 1, 2019

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West Virginia: Lair of the Mothman

"Did you see them?" Vance asked.

"See what?" came the voice over his phone speaker.

Clearly, she had not, or Marybeth would know exactly what he was talking about. "Lights in the sky. Like UFOs."

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Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, and The Nightmare Frontier; the short story collections Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors, The Last Trumpet, Legends of the Night, and Other Gods; and over 100 works of short fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies Deathrealms, Song of Cthulhu, and Evermore (with James Robert Smith).

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