Books by Mindie Burgoyne – the Travel Hag

Mindie Burgoyne has published six books – all focusing on historic small towns in Maryland.

Haunted Lower Eastern Shore book by Mindie Burgoyne

Released in 2016
The Haunted Lower Eastern Shore: Spirits of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties is the third book in a series of haunted tales about the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Book 1 is Haunted Ocean City and Berlin, Book 2 is Haunted Mid-Shore.) This book holds 25 stories set in Crisifeld, Princess Anne, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Salisbury, and outlying areas like Furnace Town and the Somerset marshes. Sites mentioned are also featured on the Princess Anne, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill  Ghost Walks.

The Haunted Mid-Shore - Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties - by Mindie Burgoyne

Released in  2015
The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties is the second book in a series of haunted tales about the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Book 1 is Haunted Ocean City and Berlin). This book holds 25 stories set in Cambridge, Denton, Oxford, St. Michaels, Easton and the remote reaches of lower Dorchester County. Stories include The Town Dog-killer, Bloody Henny at Spring Valley, the LeCompte Curse, Marguerite the Murdered Actress, Spirits of Navy Point and The Death Chant at Bachelors Point. This book has many stories in it that are also featured on the Cambridge, Easton, St. Michaels and Denton Ghost Walks.


Haunted Ocean City & Berlin

Released in October of 2014, Haunted Ocean City & Berlin is the first is a three-book series of haunted tales of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This book focuses on Maryland’s seaboard side and features twenty stories about ghosts, hauntings, and tales of the dead. The stories in this book follow the stories shared on the Ocean City and Berlin ghost walks that Mindie Burgoyne crafted including stories on the Atlantic Hotel, Trimper’s Menagerie Carousel, Dolle’s Candyland, the Berlin Healing Tree, Rackliffe House and the Assateague Indian. These two ghost walks are part of a 10-walk series that include ten of the Eastern Shore’s most popular towns (including Easton and Snow Hill which are focuses of books shown below).



Haunted Eastern Shore

Her most popular book, Haunted Eastern Shore, Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake was published by The History Press in 2010 and is now in its fifth printing selling over 7000 copies. Big Lizz, Wish Sheppard and the Denton jail, Snow Hill Inn, and Cosden Murder Farm are just some of the 23 sites featured in this book. Sites in this book are featured on ghost tours provided year-round by Chesapeake Ghost Walks.



Easton: Then and Now


Easton: Then and Now focuses on the historic Town of Easton which was once the Eastern Capital of Maryland. Photo images of Easton in the nineteenth century with captioned details are printed adjacent to a current image of the site with details about how the site has or hasn’t changed over the decades. Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2007.




Snow Hill: Images of America


Snow Hill: Images of America focuses on the small Town of Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland which was once a significant port town at the headwaters of the Pocomoke River. Today it’s population is small and the town has become a emerged as a destination for eco-tourism, while keeping its historic charm. Over 100 historic images of the town are included in the book. Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2006.