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Local Mystery Writer, Erica Obey presents “The Curse of the Braddock Brides”

May 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Library users. Dr. Erica Obey.

The Curse of the Braddock Brides is the first in a series of historical mystery/romances inspired by the great houses of the Hudson Valley. “Lord Hardcastle, a single man with a title and a drafty castle, may be in need of a wife, but that doesn’t mean American heiress Libba Wadsworth is interested. Not with the mysterious Will Ransome lurking about!

Ms. Obey will discuss the history of Wilderstein, the house that was the (very loose) inspiration for her book, as well as the differences among history, historical fiction, and historical romances and mysteries.

Erica Obey pursued an academic career specializing in the women folklorists of the nineteenth century, before she decided she’d rather be writing the stories herself.  Today, there are three places you can find Erica when she’s not writing: on a hiking trail, in her garden, or taking tea at a nearby stately home – all in the name of research, of course!   She is the author of two previous mysteries, Back to the Garden and The Lazarus Vector.

Signed books will be available for purchase.

Free for UCHS members; $7 for non-members



May 6, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Ulster County Historical Society
845 338-5614