Northwest Author’s Haunting Tale Released in Parapsychology Research Institute’s Anthology

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Mystery in Mind is a new print anthology release from Paranormal Press. The press is part of the internationally recognized and respected Rhine Institute for Parapsychology Studies. Patricia Harrington, Pacific Northwest mystery author is among those with featured stories.

Everyone loves a good mystery, especially ones that include a ghost or two. Mystery in Mind, an anthology just released by Paranormal Press, accomplishes that with its combination of mysterious intrigue and the paranormal. Northwest writer Patricia Harrington is among the anthology’s authors. Her story “A Lover’s Understanding,” is about an aggrieved ghost.

Paranormal Press is a division of the Rhine Research Institute, North Carolina (, and the Institute, adjacent to Duke University, is well known and respected for its studies in parapsychology.

Harrington writes both short mystery fiction as well as having a mystery novel, DEATH STALKS THE KHMER, (AmErica House, 2001. Though a whodunit that entertains, the mystery also enlightens. Harrington's novel has the distinction of being used as a reading assignment for a class in social work at the University of Washington. work. The story is about the shooting deaths of a Cambodian refugee couple. The story’s protagonist, Bridget O’Hern, is asked to be a liaison between the police and the community. She helps the police to understand the Khmer (Cambodian) culture and the refugees as they struggled to adjust into American society.

Harrington utilized her experiences or more than 13 years working with the Cambodian community in the Puget Sound to write the book. The series sleuth lives in Western Washington, in a fictional town called St. Mary’s Corner. The next book, due to be out the end of this year is DEATH COMES TOO SOON, and is set on the Oregon coast. Her short fiction has appeared in Over My Dead Body, Mystery Time, Nefarious Tales of Mystery and Woman’s World. She also is a grant writer and has successfully written $45 million in grant programs.

Harrington is available for presentations, literacy fundraising events and workshops. She covers subjects such as writing fiction and grants and understanding cultural values. She can be reached through her website at, or e-mailed at


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