Scariest Places on Earth: The Catacombs of Paris

Paris is known as the City of Lights–a beacon of fashion, romance, and culture–but beneath its cobblestone streets lies a dark secret. Hundreds upon hundreds of ancient quarry tunnels, filled with the remains of more than six million dead. The French call this vast labyrinth Les Catacombes, and there’s a section open to the public, if you’re ever in need of a good dose of the macabre. On the other hand, why not just curl up in bed and read a chilling novel set in their dark depths? It’s guaranteed to keep you turning the pages late into the night!

A section of the Catacombs of Paris that is open to the public.

Click a button below to read a preview from the Shadows award-winning novel The Catacombs, Book 2 in the World’s Scariest Places series. Enjoy!

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Mountain of the Dead – Available for pre-order!

First off, thanks to those generous enough to offer their time as a beta reader. Your feedback was greatly appreciated!

Having said that, Mountain of the Dead (book 5 in the World’s Scariest Places series) is now available for pre-order at a discounted price  on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo etc.

Finally, here is the blurb:


Fact: During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures.

Fact: By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has baffled investigators and researchers to this day.

It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

Now, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery sets out to retrace the hikers’ steps on their fateful expedition. However, nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover…

“Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates’s World’s Scariest Places books” – Publishers Weekly