Wyandotte Is Front and Center in New Horror Book

'Wyandotte Chronicles, the Girl' by Shane Macintyre takes readers through several local hotspots.

You can now take an imaginary journey through several Wyandotte landmarks in a newly published fiction book.

Wyandotte Chronicles, the Girl, by Wyandotte resident , takes readers through , and , just to name a few local hotspots featured in the book.

The book, written for adults, is “part murder mystery, part horror story and part paranormal adventure,” according to Wallace Hayden, Bacon Memorial District Library's historical librarian.

The book focuses on three students, according to its description on Amazon.com.

Sam, Jack and Ricky are finishing up their junior year in high school looking forward to the summer before they become seniors. Life is good. Life is easy. Until 3pm on a Saturday, when everything goes to hell. Wyandotte Chronicles: the girl, explores the mind of a psychopath, a supernatural world and its link to our own and a boy's budding friendship with an old man burdened with dementia and a past buried in rumor and local gossip. If you enjoy contemporary horror writers, this book was written for you.

Hayden praised Macintyre for keeping the reader interested throughout the book’s 278 pages.

“The author has a knack for depicting a scene vividly and accurately,” Hayden wrote on the library's blog. “Because the action unfolds through the eyes and minds of the characters, the reader doesn’t have an omniscient viewpoint, and, as with most books of suspense, is left to ponder, ‘What just happened here?’ Many answers don’t become clear until the end.”

The first two chapters of the book, which contains graphic violence and profanity, can be read online for free.

The book can be purchased in paperback form or for the Kindle.

Both versions also can be checked out at


Rebecca McFalls July 20, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I read this book and it is fantastic! Growing up in Wyandotte I really liked the descriptiveness that the author used, I could picture each place he wrote in his book so well. It is definitely a must read if you grew up in or around Wyandotte.
Estella Jane Johnson July 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I so agree.
Estella Jane Johnson July 20, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I am a big fan of Steven King and this book holds its own right up there with Mr. King. I am waiting for the next one with high anticipation. We all heard stories about odd things that supposedly happened around Wyandotte. Now the stories are down in print for us to pass down around camp fires and sleep overs to scare us all again and again.
basegunner July 20, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I read this book on my Kindle and loved it! Congratulations to the author and to Wyandotte residents for being the backdrop of an amazing, scary, suspenseful story. The Girl is the first of a 3 part series. I hope that it becomes a movie!


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