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Friday, February 5, 2016

Z DAWG SERIES - THE SCREAMING WITCH OF OLDE SALEM VILLAGE





The third book in the Z-Dawg series finds Zack in attack mode again.  Zack and Grandpa are living in a haunted apartment building, high on a hill, in a place that was once Ground Zero for the witch trials held in 1692.  Then, in 1874, The Danvers State Mental Hospital was built on this exact spot!  This place is haunted. Dead bodies have been callously tossed into unmarked graves after torturous experiments done to them at the hospital.  There is screaming and moaning coming from the walls and floorboards of the condominium, where 14 year old Bridget Bradshaw, and her mom live.  Bridget is a descendant of Sarah Bradshaw, who  was accused of witchcraft by John Hathorne.  
Hathorne placed a curse on her family for all eternity.  Then, her great, great, grandmother, also Sarah Bradshaw, was tortured in the mental hospital because of a horrible secret that she carried to her grave.  Bridget and her mom need help.  How will Z-Dawg help reverse the curse and set the tortured spirits free after 300 years?  Evil resides in this dark place, at Ground Zero 

Read the first chapter and see  for yourself. Then go to the button below  and purchase a copy


                                          Chapter One
                       Ground Zero!

 Ground Zero, that’s where it all begins and ends. As
the plane circled above the islands surrounding Boston,
Zack closed his eyes so he could concentrate on what
Grandpa had said. “School’s out for the summer. We need you here Zack. It’s complicated, and it’s tricky. You’ll understand
everything better when you arrive. The mystery begins and ends with Ground Zero!” Grandpa would say nothing more, except to give him a long list of
links to specific Internet sources that Zack was to read about the witch trials in Olde Salem Village, and then the history of the Danvers State Mental Hospital. Zack couldn’t imagine what the connection was between the witch trials of the 1600s and the spooky hospital where mentally ill patients were treated in the 1800sbegins and ends with Ground Zero!” Grandpa would say nothing more, except to give him a long list of links to specific Internet sources that Zack was to read about the witch trials in Olde Salem Village, and then the history of the Danvers State Mental Hospital. Zack couldn’t imagine what the connection was between the witch trials of the 1600s and the spooky hospital
where mentally ill patients were treated in the 1800s....

Zack fell into a deep sleep from exhaustion. His dreams always got the best of him, especially when he was working a case. Everything melted together, and his imagination played tricks on him. A stern looking man in a black magistrate’s robe with a tall pilgrim hat and a grim look on his face was seated at a long pine table with a wooden gavel in his hand. Zack recognized the man from his research as John Hathorne, a wealthy land owner during the 1600s. He was watching some young girls about 12 years old, behaving strangely, crawling on the floor, contorting themselves into weird positions, and making strange animal noises. They wept at the sight of the woman who was on trial. The girls kept pointing at the old woman and screaming loudly,


"Hang the witch!”

The first woman being accused of witchcraft in his dreams was Rebecca Nurse, an elderly woman, about 70 years old. People in the audience testified that she could never be a witch. But apparently, the magistrate or judge believed the young girls who by now were foaming at the mouth and scratching themselves until they bled. 
The gavel went down and the magistrate bellowed,

“Guilty as charged. You will be hanged as a witch on Gallows Hill.”....


Instantly, the scene changed to a giant, red brick,
Gothic-style hospital on a towering hill, overlooking
miles and miles of woods. Its numerous spires appeared

to touch the clouds above...

People were trapped and wailing everywhere. A thunderous banging on walls, and high-decibel screaming permeated the air in a rhythmic pattern, as if it were an ordinary part of life at the hospital. It drew no attention from any of the doctors and nurses in the hospital who went about their business as if they could not hear the infernal noise....

A man who looked just like the magistrate, John

Hathorne, but younger, with shorter black hair and a

long white coat and stethoscope hanging from his neck,

was trying to calm her down and administer the biggest

needle Zack had ever seen. The woman clung to her

quilt as if her life depended upon it.

The woman screamed,


“Not again,”

but the doctor kept sticking her with the needle, over and over. Zack could feel an evil presence and the cold dampness which pervaded the cell, but he tried to save the woman anyhow. Though he was invisible, and no one could hear him, he was screaming to stop hurting the lady.
Sweat began to bead on Zack’s forehead. Everything seemed so vivid and real. He could see clearly everything that was taking place, and he could smell the vile scent of evil within the cell. He was sure the doctor was shaking him. Just before the doctor injected Zack with
the long needle, Zack squirmed and screamed,

 

“NO!”




IF YOU LIKE THIS SMALL PART OF THIS FAST MOVING  ADVENTURE/MYSTERY YOU WILL LOVE THE REST OF THE STORY. TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF "THE SCREAMING WITCH OF OLDE SALEM VILLAGE" OR THE ENTIRE SERIES AT A DISCOUNT,  USE THE "ADD TO CART" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM LEFT OF THIS LIST OF BOOKS.




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