Massena true-crime writer to speak, sign books in Canton, Massena Oct. 21, 23
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:10 am

MASSENA—Author Cheri Farnsworth, whose true-crime releases this year have included Murder & Mayhem in St. Lawrence County, Alphabet Killer, and Adirondack Enigma, has a new paranormal title out—just in time for Halloween and the early holiday shopping season.

Haunted Northern New York – Volume 4, is the most chilling volume yet in her popular Haunted Northern New York series, and it hits stores the week of Oct. 18.

She will speak about her book at the Thursday, Oct. 21 at the noontime Brown Bag Lunch at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 East Main St., Canton. The free program is open to the public.

She will also sign copies of this and her other titles on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1-3 p.m. at Waldenbooks in the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena, as well as on the day before Halloween at the Massena Public Library, where she will sign and sell books from 12-3 p.m. Volume 4 features 28 all-new stories, from the infamous ghosts of Nye Manor in Fort Covington to the vampire of “Slaughter Hill” near Watertown.

There are stories of paranormal activity on local college campuses and battlefields, like the phenomenally-haunted Sackets Harbor, as well as in historic old mansions and private residences, including one on North Main Street in Massena, where a small child is heard running and giggling, and shadows are seen moving in the stairway.

A surprising number of government facilities, including the Essex County Courthouse and Thompson Park in Watertown, are included.

There’s even a story about a helpful ghost at a volunteer rescue squad building that turns the ambulance on before the EMTs reach the garage.

Farnsworth’s choice of stories and photographs, such as the apparition of a soldier holding a musket in battle and the skeletal profile of a ghost that was too close for the photographer’s comfort, are sure to thrill.

For information on more upcoming signings, visit the author’s websites at and