Behind the Scenes of THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET and WHISPERS FROM THE DARK

 

Both of these books take place in my city, Chicago! The pictures on your right are places that my characters visit as they work to unravel the ghostly mystery.

 

When Tessa first moves to Chicago in Peculiar Incident, she's disappointed in her new house. It's a graystone, which is just a fancy name for a gray or brown brick building. Usually graystones are very old - sometimes from the 1800's! The pictures on the top and bottom left are graystones in my neighborhood - do any of them look like the type of building you imagined Tessa was moving into? 

 

North Pond is one of my favorite places in the city. It's peaceful, quiet, and inspirational. Check out the pictures to your right - doesn't the fog make the pond seem mysterious? North Pond shows up in Peculiar Incident several times. Can you spot the chapters?

 

The other pictures are from Graceland Cemetery. Graceland is over 100 acres in size and even though it's a graveyard, it's actually pretty! Have you ever been to North Pond or Graceland Cemetery? Click the button below to tell me what you thought of them!

Join me on a walking tour through Graceland cemetery! 

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