Bengaluru, NFAPost: Based on the true story of America’s unofficial first serial killer, “Appalachian: Schaumboch’s Tavern” (published by Archway Publishing) by James Wosochlo, Jr. takes readers on a journey to the Appalachian Mountains where travelers in the 1800s went missing, murdered by the local tavern owner.
Beginning with Matthias Schaumboch on his deathbed due to dementia in 1889, he confesses to murdering 14 people, but adds that because his memory isn’t good, there may have been more.
Next, the new buyers of his tavern discover human bones and skulls in the four water wells on the property. Jumping back to 1850, the novel follows Matthias and his wife Margret as they began their journey as tavern owners until it comes full circle back to how the book opened.
Wosochlo hopes his book gives readers “Knowledge of local history and what happened. A sense of such a beautiful area to live and grow, beautiful forest, animals. But a sense of a darkness that once ruled these lands.”
“Appalachian” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Schaumbochs-James-Jr-Wosochlo/dp/1480898759.