Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks receives a favorable mention on Boston.com (the online version of The Boston Globe). They did a roundup of 14 books about New England published in the past year. Here’s my bit:
“Witch hunt victim Giles Corey appears as one of the case histories in Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks (Globe Pequot Press, $16.95). Matthew P. Mayo, a prolific author of western fiction, pulls out all the stops of his pulp style to dramatize “Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of Hardscrabble New England,’’ including Corey’s death by crushing after he refused to enter a plea in his witchcraft trial. Mayo covers other lurid moments, such as the Lizzie Borden case, and resurrects many low points of New England history, including shipwreck cannibalism, the exhumation of a tuberculosis victim suspected of being a vampire, and numerous accounts of rum runners. Mayo follows each fictional sketch with more clear-eyed history putting the event in context.” —The Boston Globe
And here’s a link to the full article:
And the hits just keep comin’….