Talk about Working out Your Faith with Fear and Trembling.
The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone-or, "Boo," as the locals fondly call him. For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its "bloody fingers" (fries splattered with ketchup) to Spooky's Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).
But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon, a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary-and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.
Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, "Boo" shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.
About the Author
Rene Gutteridge is the author of My Life as a Doormat, Scoop, Boo, The Splitting Storm, and Boo Who. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City.
A former high-school teacher, Don Gutteridge taught English at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario until his retirement in 1993. As well as nine books and numerous articles on the teaching of English, Gutteridge is also the author of thirteen books of poetry and six previous novels. The Marc Edwards Mysteries are his first foray into writing crime fiction, and he had completed nine novels in the series, writing purely for his own pleasure, before a literary agent got wind of his accomplishment. The rest, as they say, is history.