Boston after dark is the town that scared and repulsed even Edgar Allan Poe, inspired H.P. Lovecraft, and brought the hunting of witches and murder of hapless innocents to American shores. Come to the Boston Common and walk over a thousand bodies of the long-dead. Take in some theater and be sure to excuse yourself when passing by the seat that only seems empty. Head out to the swampy suburbs, dance with the Will o' the Wisps and hike along the lost paths of Dogtown, where witches once extracted tolls on passersby. Welcome to Boston's eerie environs, and watch out for stranglers.
Nicholas Goodwin is not one person, but two, both living in the haunted greater Boston area. When it came time to write this book, these two authors decided to keep some mysteries unknown with their choice of this pseudonym.