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The Crying Girl [Kindle Edition]

Glen Ebisch
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Hazel Wilmot calls Amanda Vickers, her former student and
the editor of Roaming New England Magazine, with a story idea about a
haunted New Hampshire inn, Amanda is intrigued, but intrigue soon turns to
shock. Before Amanda can travel to New Hampshire in time, Hazel dies
suspiciously in a fall while exploring the abandoned inn. Amanda quickly
decides to investigate her death. Was it accidental or due to something
more sinister?

Accompanied by Marcie Ducasse, her young associate editor, Amanda travels
to Shadsborough, New Hampshire, a quaint New England town hidden away in
the White Mountains. Though its view of the mountains is picturesque,
Shadsborough is a small town gripped by fear. And it seems to be catching
as Marcie and Amanda discover that neither Hazel's death nor the stories of
the ghostly crying girl at the inn are exactly what they seem.

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About the Author

Glen Ebisch lives with his wife in western Massachusetts. His interests include philosophy, yoga, and New England folktales of the supernatural.

The Crying Girl is Glen's fifth novel. Two previous mysteries, A Rocky Road and Unwanted Inheritance, and two romances, To Breathe Again and Woven Hearts, are also available.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1011 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (December 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good but could have been something great January 20, 2010
I wanted very much to enjoy this book and I did to a point. The characters were fully developed and real, and the book started with a spooky scene that set the tone for the rest of the book. The problem was the ending; though not so much as it was rushed, the ending just kind of puttered out. Simply, it wasn't as well developed as the rest of the book.
At only 184 pages, Ebisch could have stretched his novel out for another 50/100 pages, and he should have resolved some of the minor story lines which were integral parts of the novel, story lines that he had begun so well. But without these being resolved, the novel felt unfinished and, dare I say, amateurish.
I am going to read his second book in the series, Grave Justice, to see if, hopefully, he's done a better job with that one.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Started out with a great story line but.... April 9, 2013
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This story started out as a good read but shortly thereafter it started to fizzle. It lacked the real suspense factor I thought was going to be there when you have the setting in an old boarded up and abandon house.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 10, 2013
By Susan
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An exciting and well written book. I really enjoyed the setting,characters , and the plot. I never figured out who did it till the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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"The Crying Girl" is a spellbinding mystery set in an old New England town dating back to the early 19th century: and is authored by prolific novelist Glen Ebisch; who received his PhD in philosophy from Colombia University. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife.

Amanda Vickers, the editor of the magazine Roaming New England and her associate editor Marcie Ducasse travel to a small town in New Hampshire, to investigate the mysterious death of retired Professor Hazel Wilmont for a possible magazine feature article. Wilmont, (a friend/former instructor of Vickers) fell to her death in the Shadsborough Inn, while checking on a possible paranormal occurrence which a young girl was reportedly heard crying from inside the abandoned boarded up Inn.
The Inn was owned for two generations by the Phelps family, and was origionally built in the early 1800's. John Phelps was outraged and angry Professor Wilmont had died while trespassing on his property! He didn't have the necessary funds for restoration, was disabled with poor health, yet firmly refused to sell to developers. He warned Amanda and Marcie to stay off his property, and other townspeople didn't appreciate the two women outsiders snooping around and asking questions. Both women felt they were being watched. A young teenage girl, Anne Martin was also missing!

The women knew they had a sensational story for the magazine! What had happened to Professor Wilmont, was the alleged fall an accident or something more sinister? What about the story of the crying girl, and mysterious disappearance of Anne Martin? As determined as they were to find answers, there seemed to be an evil darker force they confronted while breaking into the Inn late at night. I enjoyed this mystery read, the ending wasn't overdone and could have possibly happened. Also love the great book cover art!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A ghost story from a bygone era September 14, 2013
By Halai
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The story was short for a novel, and probably could have been shorter, the story didn't really start picking up a full head of steam until about 2/3rds through. But it was a quick and enjoyable read. I felt a little bit like I was reading a Nancy Drew mystery or expected Scooby Doo and the gang to show up.

But that actually wasn't a detraction from it, it made it a charming story, especially when the story could have been so much darker and meaner. The characters were decently fleshed out, although the main protagonists perception of the secondary protagonist seems rather inaccurate. The way Amanda kept describing Marcie didn't really seem to match up with the things Marcie says or the things she does.

That being said, the dialogue worked well, it was probably the best part of the book, nothing felt particularly forced.

The biggest problem I would say is in editing, there were frequent misspellings or words that would have been missed by a spell check because they were technically spelled correctly, but were the wrong word for the context of the sentence.

I probably wouldn't have paid full price for this as a printed book, but for the Kindle Daily Deal price, it was well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First in series January 25, 2015
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An editor and her assistant investigate the mysterious death of the editors old teacher in a little New England town with a haunted inn. Nice little mystery with elements of paranormal. A little rough and clunky, but an ok book. Suitable for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite May 28, 2014
By skylar
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This is an alright book with a decent story. The character names are easily confused and there is a large amount of useless information. Overall I enjoyed reading it, but if you get confused with names easily, I wouldn't suggest it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read May 5, 2014
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it wasn't over the top, but easy read. I do most of my reading while on the treadmill. It definitely made the time go faster! Almost didn't want to get off the treadmill to see what happens next! :O)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars OK story.
The story was ok but a bit "juvenile" and didn't hold my attention. It may actually appeal to younger readers.
Published 10 days ago by beachbroad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed this. Once I started reading could not put it down.
Published 23 days ago by Sharon Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars The crying girl
WOW!!!! If you just need a break from all that is happening around us, and need to just relax and chill for a while, grab this book and use your detective thoughts, see if you... Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. D. B.
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
It held my interest, this is my second time to read this book and enjoyed it all in ver again
Published 2 months ago by Debra Mathis
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice read
This was a easy read nice plot short and to the point not to many twist and turns but keeps you interested. Would recommend
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars This was not the worst book I have read, nor the best.
As some reviewers have already pointed out, the story is quite short and the ending is not what you would expect but I didn't mind either of those things. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nina M. Salinas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This was just okay.
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Published 4 months ago by minnie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story. I did not expect the whole ending ...
Good story. I did not expect the whole ending of the story.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Not bad for a $1. It has a decent plot. I was not in love with the characters. This would be a different review had I paid $7.99!
Published 8 months ago by Irish lass.
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More About the Author

Glen Ebisch was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University and has taught philosophy for over twenty years. He has been writing for the same length of time, and has had over fifteen mystery novels published for adults and young adults. He lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.

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