Orford Parish Murder Houses: A Visitor's Guide

Orford Parish Murder Houses A Visitor s Guide Welcome to Orford Parish USA A quaint New England town that boasts an abundance of charm history and houses where grisly murders have taken place once you visit Orford Parish you ll never want to

  • Title: Orford Parish Murder Houses: A Visitor's Guide
  • Author: Tom Breen
  • ISBN: 9780692618516
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to Orford Parish, USA A quaint New England town that boasts an abundance of charm, history, and houses where grisly murders have taken place, once you visit Orford Parish, you ll never want to leave Or, possibly, you won t be able to This volume, assembled by the dedicated volunteers of the Orford Parish Historical Society, collects accounts of some of the mostWelcome to Orford Parish, USA A quaint New England town that boasts an abundance of charm, history, and houses where grisly murders have taken place, once you visit Orford Parish, you ll never want to leave Or, possibly, you won t be able to This volume, assembled by the dedicated volunteers of the Orford Parish Historical Society, collects accounts of some of the most famous murders to have occurred within town limits, including the hippie cult murders of the Nu Love Commune the famous beheading at the plush home of Old Hollywood starlet Saraya Greene the unsettling truths about one of America s most famous patriots and much This humble tome also includes details on local ghosts, curses, and tips on great places to eat This is a wonderful, charming, informative guide for anyone who s ever wanted to visit a place where people were horribly butchered, as well as people with less refined tastes.

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    1. Mike

      A quick, fun read that is greater than the sum of its parts. Breen adroitly weaves threads of supernatural horror, local history, folklore, and New England Yankee culture into this very cleverly packaged set of vignettes. The guy can turn a very handsome phrase, and drops in some droll, laugh-out-loud observations, counterpoints to the disturbing tales he obliquely reveals. I hope Breen ventures again into the horror genre, he's got a unique voice and a real knack for conjuring genuinely creepy [...]

    2. Timothy Jarvis

      A brilliant pastiche of a lurid, yet homey guidebook to scenes of slaughter and haunting. Breen disarms with sly humour and whimsy, but slowly builds an atmosphere of suffocating dread. Eerie correspondences half-convince that the horrors told of are real, and the effect is extremely disconcerting!

    3. Lukasz

      Orford Parish Murder Houses is a slim and unassuming book that was recommended to me on reddit (r/weirdlit). The cover art and design aren’t stellar but it’s wise to look past the cover as the content if satisfying. I’m new to weird fiction and my taste is still developing but I enjoyed the stories and the way they were linked in a form of a tourist guidebook to scenes of slaughter and haunting.Orford Parish, is a home to human and not-quite-human residents. Major sources of employment inc [...]

    4. Jonathan Raab

      Written as a local history/local tourism pamphlet, ORFORD PARISH MURDER HOUSES is a disarming, humorous, and horrifying guide through hippie cannibalism, manipulative-murderous humanoids, ghosts, decapitations, and more throughout Orford Parish's colorful and witchcraft-infested history. Each story made me laugh out loud several times - yes, I "LOL'd" as the hip young kids say - and there's also a fair share of creepy details and moments. It's a very quick read - I wish there were a few more sto [...]

    5. Suki St Charles

      This is a fascinating little guidebook to the murder houses of Orford Parish: The City of Helping People Help People Help aka The Little Town That Killed. It is a strange and wonderful place, with many architectural treasures (how I would love to see Armorica with my own eyes!). The descriptions of the locations and the events that occured there are set out in wonderful detail, and there is lots of information about the really important things like eating and parking. The book is a great combina [...]

    6. Brian O'Connell

      (Originally appeared on my website, the Conqueror Weird.)This book hit me like a rock.I was expecting it to be a collection of linked short fiction - that's generally what these types of things are, right? - or, less likely, a mosaic novel in the style of Bartlett's Gateways to Abomination.What I got was one of the biggest shocks I've ever received - an amazing, fully fleshed out, well-written, frightening, hilarious faux-tour guide.Let me step back a bit.There is a town in Connecticut called Or [...]

    7. Sam

      This short volume is a lot of fun. Even with tongue firmly affixed to cheek, Tom Breen still finds some genuine chills and truly weird moments. A great addition to the historically-minded dark fiction booming in the Northeast.

    8. Mary Bird

      I enjoyed this book a lot!! It's legitimately funny, playing off lots of horror stereotypes and tropes in a small town setting. However, there are still creepy stories in here, nestled between the funny bits. This was just really fun to read - great writing.

    9. William Tea

      Castle Rock, Maine. Arkham, Massachusetts. Ichor Falls, West Virginia. Calvary County, Pennsylvania.Horror writers love building their own fictional communities, little out-of-the-way locales whose pastoral facades conceal ancient evils. Tom Breen’s Orford Parish, Connecticut, is one more vacation spot to add to your sightseeing agenda, a place where all the quaint New England hospitality in the world isn’t enough to wash away the existential stain left behind by a haunted history of Revolut [...]

    10. Karl

      The chapbook titled “Oxford Parish Murder Houses” compiled by Tom Breen is of note as the book should appeal to both Mystery affectionatoes and purveyors of the wyrd. What we get with this nice little package is a tour of Oxford Parish, some of it’s houses where murders have been committed throughout the recent past, all quite bizarre. And yes there are some ghosts.Oxford Parish is a small community in Connecticut. This location is noted, by press reports, as “America’s Unexplained Dis [...]

    11. s.j.

      tom breen's 'orford parish murder houses' is a strange little book, and delightfully sotafiction has been used in modern horror literature since it's bloody birth with stoker's 'dracula' and, often, it's been used poorly in order to make up for the lack of writers' having anything meaningful to say and i'm very happy to see that breen's first widely available work of fiction does not fall in that particular pile of so much ash and, rather, stands with some of the finer works of horror metafictio [...]

    12. Dom Voyce

      Diabolical fun! Proved to be an invaluable resource on my recent stay in the Parish. A nice place to visit but with such a gruesome and grisly history I sure wouldn't want to live there. The residents take it all in their stride, even relishing the notoriety of their properties (a little too much some might say). The 5% discount in PJ's Pizza and Grinders was also most welcome. Should Mr Breen put pen to paper for another one of these informational pamphlets I will certainly make efforts to read [...]

    13. Rob

      Alternately very witty and deeply creepy, this short book takes a tour through the entertainingly murderous history of the fictional town of Orford Parish. Written as a mock guidebook, Orford Parish is not only a series of gruesome tales that weave in layers of mutant New England history but an extremely funny parody of small town boosterism ("Make yourself at home in our murder houses!") Recommended for readers who like both their humor and their horror wicked.

    14. Spencer

      This is a brilliant and original book that weaves humour and horror together flawlessly.My only complaint would be that I wished the book was longer, however despite this, the wonderfully weird stories form a fully realised world which I hope to read more from in the future.

    15. Paul

      Outrageously funny collection of short stories, written as a parody of your usual small town tourist pamphlets. Tho, there's real horror beneath that, and the resulting effect is almost that of pamphlet's author using humor as a shield or of him being hilariously deranged himself. Stories themselves are short but sweet. varied in theme but always hilarious. Breen himself apparently genuinely loves macabre history as much as he loves weird fiction, so you'll find stories that feel almost like hom [...]

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