Haunting gifts for the special people in your life


Written by tour guide Andrea Janes, BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD  is a collection of ten ghostly stories that range from the waning days of the 18th Century to the present time, mixing in a bit of historical fact, a hearty measure of local color, and plenty of honest-to-goodness creepiness.

Partly inspired by true events and partly figments of the author’s evil imagination, these terrifying fictions take their inspiration from Gotham’s darkest histories.

Imbued with the chilling undertone that inhabits all of New York’s five boroughs, BOROUGHS OF THE DEAD  is an entertaining, varied and infectious take on things that go bump in the New York City nights.

“Like the best of the pulps, the narratives are creepy, darkly comical and elegantly composed, with lovingly detailed descriptions of place and an ample whiff of lurid decay.” – FANGORIA



  • Newtown Creek, a budding teen-aged comic book writer’s nightmares have lethal consequences.
  • The General Slocum, a supernatural explanation of what really happened in 1904 when an excursion boat caught fire and sank in the East River, killing over 1,000 passengers.
  • The End, an author’s surefire method for insuring a permanent place on the bestseller list.
  • And more