The Midnight Hour is amazing, amusing, and frightening. It will make you pause to wonder - about ghosts and spirits, fate and destiny, strange beasts and even stranger human beings. The accounts within describe encounters in Canada with monsters and mysteries from 1784 to the present. Editor and anthologist John Robert Colombo derived these true tales from nineteenth-century newspapers, personal correspondence, e-mails, interviews, and more. The collection is certain to entertain you … especially during "the midnight hour"!
About the author
John Robert Colombo, who edited and annotated Worlds in Small, is known as the Master Gatherer for his many compilations of the lore and literature of Canada. Colombo has complied, translated, and written over eighty books. He co-translated into English five books of Bulgarian literature, not to mention books of verse originally written in Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, etc. In the field of native studies he has compiled Windigo, Poems of the Inuit, Songs of the Indians, and Songs of the Great Land. Among his large-scale literary anthologies are The Poets of Canada and Colombo’s Book of Canada. He edited Other Canada, the country’s first anthology of science fiction and fantasy, and beginning with Mysterious Canada, he has written or complied six books of Paranormal Canadiana. These books, plus media appearances, have earned him the title "Canada’s Mr. Mystery."
"Columbo takes his customary value-added approach in The Midnight Hour...any reader who agrees to suspend the reality question will have a fine time combing through the many tales...." -Paul Challen, Quill & Quire, April 1, 2004
Other titles by John Robert Colombo
The Northrop Frye Quote Book
Canadian Accounts of Weird Events and Experiences
A Book of Questions and Answers
The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings
The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories
Strange but True
Canadian Stories of Horror and Terror
Little Book of Facts About a Really Big Country
Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations
Terrors of the Night
Canadian Accounts of Eerie Events and Weird Experiences