Welcome to the Salem Tunnel Report. Every Monday we will post new and old tunnel finds along with those who built them. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits of the smuggling that happened in these tunnels; sometimes for the good, but more often not.
We received a letter from Janet Evanovich after we found out she read Salem Secret Underground; The History of the Tunnels in the City. Info from the book was used in Wicked Charms, so we sent a signed copy and its sequel Sub Rosa.
Another book cites “Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City” and the Salem Smugglers’ Tour. In Wicked Truths:Book 3 of the Wicked Cries series has the characters taking the Salem Smugglers’ Tour and talking about info from the book.
Also The Librarians TV Show, and Carol Perry in her Witch City Mysteries have researched the book in writing their tales. In Perry’s latest book there is two characters that even shares my last name, Dowgin. Have you read the book these people really dig yet?
For more read Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and its sequel Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin published by Salem House Press. Available at Barnes & Noble, Remember Salem, , The Witch House, Jolie Tea, and Amazon.com.
In Wicked Truths:Book 3 of the Wicked Cries series has the characters taking the tour and talking about info from the book. Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton used the book to research for their Wicked Charms book. Also The Librarians TV Show and Carol Perry in her Witch City Mysteries used the book to research the tunnels in Boston and Salem. Have you read the book these people really dig yet? Check out The Wicked Truth Series….
Also Carol Perry in her newest book in the “Witch City Mystery” series have created a cast of characters using my families surname. In her previous work she used Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City as research to understand the tunnel routes inside the town. I wonder if Carol or Janet was the first to use my book to study tunnels in Salem for their books.
It is cool to see who is reading Salem Secret Underground and how mystery writers are building tales of the tunnels I helped to bring to light.
You can buy Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City today at Salem House Press or Amazon.com. Pre-orders for Grave Errors can be purchased here on Amazon.com.
A Characters Named Dowgin?
My friend Carol Perry has just completed another of her “Witch City Mystery” series. The new one is Grave Errors set inside of Salem on Nov 1st, the Day of the Dead when Salem truly turns into a ghost town. She has graced my family with having characters named after our surname (I hope their good characters). So check out Grave Errors and the other books in the “Witch City Mystery” series which is largely set within Daniel Lowe’s.
One book featured the tunnels she read about in Salem Secret Underground. I wonder if the tunnels return in this book… She even beat Janet Evanovich in using the book on the tunnels in her mystery series. Evanovich used my research in Wicked Charms set in Salem and Marblehead. Check Carol’s series out now, and then be all caught up when Grave Errors is released!
Here is Carol mentioning me in the Acknowledgements:
Check out Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and find out where all the mystery writers are getting their secrets from!
Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and various local shops in Salem, MA!
Pre-orders for: Grave Errors on Amazon.com.
Look Who is Reading Salem Secret Underground…
Imagine my surprise when I am reading an author who has sold million of copies of her various series when…she references by book Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City! My book was used to create the background to her tale! Kind of cool.
Here she first mentions the tunnels in Salem based on my research…
Elias Hasket Derby Jr. conscripted a militia in response to Jefferson’s orders for the local militias to help collect his new custom duties. This militia would instead of collecting duties dig 3 miles of tunnels to smuggle through.
Then she mentions the tunnels under the old Naumkeag Trust/Eastern Bank building on Essex Street I used to give tours in…
Here are the pictures of that bank…
The author is Janet Evanovich, aided by Phoef Sutton in Wicked Charms which is set in Salem and Marblehead.
Also thanks to Carol J. Perry for given thanks in her book Tails, You Lose which she based her research on “Salem Secret Underground“! Also my family name “Dowgin” is in her latest book.
Evanovich even mentions the fictional shed with the tunnel below it from Carol’s Tails, You Lose.
It would be cool to find out who references Sub Rosa in the future. There is a lot of nitty gritty details to American history you never heard or thought of in it….Image so much coming from little old Salem.
Sub Rosa available on Amazon.com.
Buy your copy today. The Sequel to the hit book that everyone digs, Salem Secret Underground!