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Murders, Mysteries and History:

I've never visited this part of the world, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author clearly did meticulous research to collate this material, and the timeline format works a treat... not to mention the dry commentary. Entertaining without being grisly or disrespectful this is a real insight into how things used to be... and how they sometimes still are. - Clare (Soton, England)

Being a "True Crime" freak, I love this book and I'm not even from Pennsylvania! The timeline idea is interesting, letting me know what else was going on at the time of the murders. Thanks! And hurry up with the next one! - David

This book has exceeded my expectations. It is not really gruesome. It is a great history lesson without being too heavy. Just interesting to think murders happened back then. The media is not the same then as it is now. Would highly recommend this book. I bought it by e-reader now wishing I would of bought a hard copy to share. - Wendy

Love it! Love it! Love it! The history is great and the murder stories are even better. There's a surprising amount of detail but none of it's boring. I got to the end of 300 pages and I wished there were a hundred more. Great job. - Alan

I've never read a book quite like it. It's a blast. Great lesson in history, especially the cities and towns. Better lesson in human nature. It was kind of surprising how little things have changed. Plus, I now know more about prostitution than I ever thought I would!  - Scott


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Conneaut Lake Ferry Tales:

You've made an interesting day! Your book arrived in the morning's mail and we sat down—each with a copy! We didn't move until we each had read it. You've done a marvelous job. I thank you for an absolutely delightful book. - Russell

What fun, reliving my Conneaut Lake past. My brothers and I used to surf the ferry boat waves at Midway, too. I haven't visited Conneaut in years, but this book sure brought it back to me. Wonderful. - Jennifer

I was at the Park the day Elvis died! You mentioning that in your book made me get out all my old albulms and listen to the King one more time. He still gives me the chills. - Christie

Love it! Not sure I believe all of the stories but that's a part of collecting oral histories, isn't it? - Dave


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Sailing Through Time:

Opened the mail today and was very pleasantly surprised to find your book. Though I've never been to the lake or seen any of the boats, I'm enjoying reading about them, so for those who experienced the lake rides, it has to be a fun-look back in time. - Audrey

When I was little my grandfather used to tell me about all the big boats the ran on Conneaut Lake. Reading this book helped me learn about the lake and about PopPop, too. Sure were some pretty boats back then. Makes me wish I could've seen them - Mary

My 85 year-old (younger) brother, Bob, gave me Sailing Through Time for Christmas. We sat and talked for hours, remembering things now long gone. I thank you for writing this wonderful book. - Jim

Thank you for the book. You were right - Dad did enjoy having a reason to get together with us to give me mine.  As usual, you did a great job! He stayed up late the night you dropped them off and read it cover to cover. I can't tell you the last time he did anything like that. He loves it!! - Pam


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The Original Conneaut Lake Ferry Web Site CD:

We REALLY enjoyed looking through the disc and can't thank you enough for putting it together. You've inspired me to go look through some old photos. I remember going to the Lake during the summer and working at the Midway, riding the ferry to the park, and other great experiences. - Steve

Thanks for creating the CD and keeping those old cherished memories alive for those of us that found Conneaut Lake such a pleasure. - MJR

Lots of pictures, stories and history. Who could ask for anything more? It might be snowing outside, but in my heart it's always summertime at Conneaut Lake! - Don