New Novel of Supernatural Horror is Thought-Provoking Read

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John M. Patrick’s “Ghosts of Windsor Pass” explores the very human concerns of haunter and haunted, a unique work of coincidental fate and vengeance that clears a new path in horror literature.

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In Ghosts of Windsor Pass, John M. Patrick’s new novel of vengeance from the grave, an elderly couple named Wilbur and Ellie Weiss become consequential victimizers when they were accidently run off a tracherous snowbound road on a New Year's Eve night in 1980. They were instantly killed when their car landed sideways in a ditch. The Weiss’ had escaped the concentration camps under the Nazi regime during World War II. They become the ghosts of the novel’s title, and their death on Windsor Pass starts John M. Patrick’s foray into supernatural horror. With its premise of coincidental fate and vengeance, Ghosts of Windsor Pass is a thought-provoking read that explores the very human concerns of haunter and haunted.

Six months later, in a strange twist of fate, the couple involved in running the Weiss’ off the road, Andy and Marisa Janzen, bought their old Victorian London style home when they moved from Joplin, Missouri to Charleston, Missouri. Andy had taken a job as hospital administrator in their new hometown. Wilbur, now a ghost in his own home, concocts a variety of supernatural methods to try and scare the Janzen family out of their new home. In this, he has Ellie’s blessing. In addition to the Janzens, Wilbur’s revenge also includes close friends Hank and Cindy, and Mary and Joseph Pritchard. Hank and Cindy were with Andy and Marisa when Andy accidentally clipped the rear of the Weiss’ car that tragic night. They had been out drinking to celebrate Andy’s new job.

Much to Ellie’s dismay, Wilbur’s attempts to drive the Janzens out the Charleston house also involved putting their children (and those of Hank and Cindy’s, and the Pritchards’) at risk. It is something Ellie made Wilbur promise he would not do, a promise Wilbur said he could not keep. He had assured his late wife he would do everything he could to keep the promise but keeping the innocent kids out of harm’s way is not an easy task.
After a tragic accident that involved Hank and Cindy only strengthened Andy and Marisa’s determination to stay on in their new home, Wilbur has to concoct new, more extreme measures to force the Janzens out.

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About the Author
John M. Patrick was born in St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in the small town of Pacific, in the same state. He has written two books that are on the market and on Kindle with more on the way. His first book Conspiracy? deals with a youing couple traveling thirty years into the time of the Kennedy assassination, took six years to write before getting published. He has had a passion for writing for a long time and hopes to become a bestselling author and land on the New York Times number one best sellers lists with big plans on having some of his books made into movies.

Ghosts of Windsor Pass * by John M. Patrick
Publication Date: May 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 340 pages; 978-1-4836-1492-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 340 pages; 978-1-4836-1493-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1494-6

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