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Randy Overbeck Haunted Shores Mysteries Series Blog Tour


I am delighted to have a stop on this tour of Randy Overbeck books. Thank you for stopping and please leave a comment below for a chance at a giveaway.

Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for more than three decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon and B & N No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake and Crimson at Cape May have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including “Thriller of the Year–, “Gold Award”—Literary Titan, “Mystery of the Year”— and “Crowned Heart of Excellence”—InD’Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.

“Do You Believe in Ghosts? You’re in Good Company”

“If you love ghost stories, you’ll love CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY. Highly Recommended.”—N.N. Light’s Bookheaven

Do you believe in ghosts?

When I’ve been asked to share my program “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” this is the first question I pose in my talk. The response is almost always the same. Participants are timid at first, a few hesitant hands go up, then a couple more until about half the arms poke up in the air. This is hardly surprising. Two studies conducted over the past few years by reputable survey organizations have shown similar results. Approximately half of respondents admit that they believe in ghosts.

What is even more surprising to my audiences is to learn that ghost believers are in very good company. Well known scientists, inventors, athletes,  entertainers and even famous politicians have not been shy about professing their belief in life “on the other side.” Marie Curie—you know the woman who discovered radium and won two Nobel prizes—she believed in the spirit world so much she attended seances regularly.

Thomas Edison—who owns patents for things like the light bulb and the phonograph—also tried to invent a “spirit phone” to talk with the dead. Sir Paul McCartney recently shared that the ghost of John Lennon has helped him compose some of his recent work. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.—better known in the NASCAR world as “Junior”—swears that a ghost rescued him from a burning car on a practice track in 2004.

Oh,  and if you’re looking for political leaders who profess a faith in the spirit world, you don’t have to look very far. Abraham Lincoln—largely recognized among the greatest American presidents—was convinced he spoke with the ghost of his dead son, Willie, every day in the White House. And Ronald Reagan—one of the most popular of recent presidents—saw ghosts in certain rooms in the White House and refused to go back in those rooms. (Insert photo of Lincoln)

Are these notable individuals right? There is no definitive answer to that question. But, if you are among the 50% of Americans who share a belief that those “on the other side” sometimes pay us a visit, rest assured you have great company.

Because I’m among the believers, I decided to weave an intriguing ghost story around a cold case whodunnit in each of my Haunted Shores Mysteries, the #1 Amazon and B & N Best Seller BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE (2019), CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY (2020) and soon SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER (September, 2021). If you’re among the half who say yes, you’ll find special enjoyment in the novels. But even readers who are not “believers” say they love my stories and the tales get them thinking “Well, maybe.” Check out these award-winning books.


No matter how far you run, you can never really escape a haunted past.

Darrell Henshaw—teacher, coach, and paranormal sensitive—learned this lesson the hard way. With his job gone and few options, he heads for Cape May to coach a summer football camp. The resort town, with gorgeous beaches, rich history and famous Victorian mansions, might just be the getaway he needs. Only, no one told him Cape May is the most haunted seaport on the East Coast. One resident ghost, the Haunted Bride, stalks Darrell, begging for his help.

He can’t refuse. 

Joining forces with Cassie, a street-wise teen and another sensitive, he investigates the bride’s death and discovers her murder is connected to a far greater horror. But can Darrell and Cassie expose those behind the crimes before they end up being the killer’s next victims? 

Incredible sale on the entire Haunted Shores Mysteries series!


“With both elements of mystery and suspense, readers across genres will find this second book about Darrell Henshaw intriguing…I highly recommend it.” ★★★★★Literary Titan

“It’s a ghost/mystery story filled with suspense and action. The plot is so engrossing it had me hooked from the very first page.” ★★★★★—Nana’s Reviews, Greece

“An exciting paranormal mystery I couldn’t put down… A great read. Highly recommend!” ★★★★★N.N. Light’s BookHeaven

“Rollicking good…Darrell is a wonderful protagonist, an ordinary man put into extraordinary situations and rising to the challenge..” ★★★★★ —Over My Dead Body magazine

“I loved everything about this book. As a ghost story combined with a mystery, a romance, a social injustice and stunning historical details, Crimson at Cape May has something for everyone.” ★★★★★—ReaderViews

“Masterly spooky adventure…an accomplished work of haunting mystery fiction that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on. Highly Recommend.”★★★★★—




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    19 replies to "Welcome to Day 4 of the #HauntedShoresMysteries Series Blog Tour! @OverbeckRandy @4WillsPub 4WP11 @RRBC_Org"

    • Karl Morgan

      Congratulations on your current and future successes, Randy! Your stories are very compelling. All the best!

      • RoxBurkey

        Karl, so happy you stopped my. I like Randy’s stories too.

      • Randy Overbeck

        Karl, I appreciate your good words. If you haven’t yet, please leave a review on one of the books. I can always use reviews.

    • Patty Perrin

      Hi, Rox! Thanks for hosting Randy today! You’re always so gracious! Randy, I certainly believe there’s SOMETHING strange that co-exists with us, whether of a spiritual nature or something involving multiple dimensions. Whatever ‘ghosts’ are, whether good, evil, or indifferent, the ghosts in your stories reveal true evil that exists in our own reality, and that is a dimension most paranormal mysteries don’t touch. Your delving into ugly societal issues coupled with your uniquely beautiful settings, along with your superb writing, set your stories apart. I could not put them down, and can’t wait for the release of Scarlet at Crystal River.

      • RoxBurkey

        Patty, thanks for stopping by. I love hosting tours. Randy makes a great case and his writing makes me think. Rox

    • Randy Overbeck

      Patty, I’m not sure anyone, author, reader or reviewer, has captured what I’ve tried to accomplish with my writing as well as you have here. Thanks so much for your eloquent, kind words.

    • Randy Overbeck

      Rox, Thanks so much for hosting me. I truly appreciate the support.

      • RoxBurkey

        Randy, it is my honor and pleasure to host you. Anytime.

    • Hi Randy, Hi Rox,

      I do believe in life after death, but I’ve never saw the people that have visited me as ghosts and I have never called them back to this life. Because life goes on for me. It is an ever continuing pendulum that moves us toward the true light as Tennyson said in one of his poems.

      Rox, thank you for hosting Randy today.

      Shalom aleichem

      • RoxBurkey

        Hi Pat thank you for coming by.

      • RoxBurkey

        Thank you for coming by. I love this blog info from Randy

      • Randy Overbeck

        Patricia, One aspect that is different about my fiction is that I’ve tried to depict the interaction with ghosts as realistically as possible. I’d love to hear what you think of my fictional depiction.

    • Yvette M Calleiro

      I believe in spiritual energy. I once met with a medium who told me about my grandfather who had died years ago and my aunt who had passed away recently. The medium was able to give me specific details about each of those deaths as well as information that she could not have possibly researched ahead of time. Plus, she didn’t even know who I was or that I would be attending beforehand. I also dreamt of my grandfather before I knew I was pregnant, where he handed me a baby boy (I was pregnant with a boy and didn’t know it yet). And my best friend saw her great-grandfather behind the bed of her dying great-grandmother when she was just a child. No one else had seen the spirit, but when her mother brought out old albums, she pointed to that person and was told who he was. So, I’m definitely a believer. Lol!

      Randy does a great job in creating a story around his ghosts. I’ve read Blood on the Chesapeake and highly recommend it. I can’t wait to read Crimson at Cape May soon. Thanks for hosting, Rox! 🙂

      • RoxBurkey

        Thank you for stopping by Yvette. Randy creates thought provoting stories.

    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter

      I am not sure about ghosts but I did have a spiritual awakening once when I least expected it. That was the only encounter I ever had. It was so profound and unlike anything I ever felt before that I wondered, “What do I do next?” I started writing and getting involved in my community. Nothing I did will ever top that experience.

      Thank you Randy for sharing your knowledge on this topic.

      Thanks Rox for hosting.

      • RoxBurkey

        Shirley, I am so glad you stopped by. I found Randy’s information facinating.

    • Jan Sikes

      Oh, I definitely believe in ghosts, Randy! I have not only felt but seen entities and that makes me a 100% believer. Congrats to you on your literary successes! I look forward to reading Crimson at Cape May! Thanks for hosting, Rox!!

      • RoxBurkey

        Jan, delighted you stopped by to check out Randy’s perspective. His books are really good.

    • Karen Black

      I believe in ghosts and I don’t care who laughs at me! Randy, congratulations on your most recent publication. Rox, thank you for hosting Randy. I always enjoy your blog site!

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