Ghost Tours

Oct 28, 2020 | 2020 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Amy Grundy

This week we have a fun guest post by Amy Grundy about the ghost tours that her main character Emily Rose gives. A perfect post for Halloween! Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win Book 1 in this series Murder Down the Hill in ebook or print, and links to purchase the newest book.

Hello, my name is Emily Rose and I give ghost tours in Copper Ridge.

I actually moved to town not too long ago, following the death of my mother and the crash and burn of my long-time relationship. Some months before I had the opportunity to visit Copper Ridge and I realized it was steeped in history. Then I met Mrs. Smithers, a loving woman in town who runs the Historical Society. She provided me some information regarding some buildings in town that have, shall we say, unexplainable events from time to time.

Let’s start with the Gage Hotel. It was built in the late 1800s by Mr. Horatio Randolph Gage. A few years after the hotel opened, a man suffered a horrendous injury on the road right outside of the hotel when he was run down by a team of runaway horses. Despite the best effort of the doctors, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Ever since then his ghost has been seen wandering around the hotel. He appears to be searching for someone. As it turns out, he is searching for his bride. They were due to be married that very day. What I don’t admit on my tours is, I’ve actually seen him, too, just wandering around the hotel. Truth be told, it’s kind of creepy. I might give ghost tours, but I never actually believed in ghosts until recently.

My first ghostly experience actually occurred at a holiday ghost party which took place at the local B&B. The B&B was custom built by the town banker. It seems like him and his wife like to host elaborate parties. Recently the B&B was purchased and restored. Now guests have report hearing the sounds of a party, including people talking and laughing. During my party, an old rocking horse started rocking in the old nursery all by itself. When I got my group back downstairs, I heard the sounds of laughter. No one else heard it but me. Maybe I should say, no one heard it but me and the psychic I had invited to the party. Later on, that evening, the psychic told me I had “the gift.” Trust me, I denied this for a long time. But she was right. It was hard to ignore after I saw the ghost of Mr. Gage anyway.

Then there is Evergreen Manor. It is a large four-story Victorian Manor, that used to be the home of a railroad tycoon, Mr. Armstrong. When a flu epidemic swept through town, it took the life of Mr. Armstrong, his twin girls and infant son. Mrs. Armstrong was never the same again. Stories say lights can be seen in the house. It’s said to be the ghost of Mrs. Armstrong looking for her beloved family.

These are just a few of the ghost stories involving the town of Copper Ridge. It’s quite the town I’ve settled in. Hope you enjoyed hearing about them.

Read more about Emily Rose in the Copper Ridge Mystery Series.

Murder Down the Hill – Book 1
Murder on the Mountain – Book 2
Murder in the Square – Book 3
Murder Down the Stairs – Book 4
Murder on the Stage – Book 5
Murder Down the Aisle – Book 6
And coming 10/24/2020 – Murder at the Shelter – Book 7

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Murder Down the Aisle, A Copper Ridge Mystery – Book 6
Published September 2020

Wedding bells are ringing in Copper Ridge and it’s time for the ‘I do’s.’

Emily and Maggie work hard to make sure everything is set for the big day. The flowers have been ordered, and Claudette has made a beautiful wedding cake. Maggie even makes sure Emily has picked out the perfect dress for the day.

But when someone turns up missing, will the wedding go on? And more important where did they go?

Things continue to deteriorate when Emily discovers a dead body at the wedding. How could this be happening on the brides most important day? One minute the guests are having a good time, the next police investigators have swarmed the building.

Was the killer the jealous ex-girlfriend or someone else? Will Emily be able to solve this murder?

Read Murder Down the Aisle – Book 6 of the Copper Ridge Mystery series. Available on Amazon.

To enter to win a copy of Murder Down the Hill in ebook or print, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “hill,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 31, 2020. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. BE SURE TO STATE IF YOU WANT PRINT OR EBOOK. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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I live in the Houston area with my husband of forty-three years. We have one dog Oy, and four cats. I retired from nursing in 2019. Now I am enjoying writing full time. Actually, writing was something I never thought I could do. My husband was the person who first encouraged me to try my hand at writing cozy mysteries. I have since discovered, that I really enjoy writing and the process of creating characters and their stories.
When I’m not writing I enjoy spending time with my kids and grandkids. I love reading, thrillers, true crime, traditional mystery, and cozy mystery books. Besides reading, my hobbies include working on jigsaw puzzles, playing sudoku and running, which I didn’t start doing until my early 50s. This just goes to show you, that it’s never too late to start a new hobby. Marathon #8 is coming up shortly. ????????

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  1. Cute cover!! I love cozies about cats and dogs. I would love to win this book. Thank you so much for the chance!

    • Thanks for your interest Paula.

  2. Lots of spooky goings-on.
    Sounds like a fun read.

    • Hope you get the chance to read them!

  3. Would love to get a print copy! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

  4. Sounds interesting! Count me in!

  5. Would love to win the print version book of this great giveaway!
    Love the book cover and it’s really really good!!! Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

  6. We have a winner!


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