Greylock, a supernatural thriller

A supernatural thriller
by Paula Cappa

Crispin Books • July 2016
Trade Paperback • 280 pages  • 5.5″ x 8.5″
Supernatural / Dark Fantasy & Horror / Ghosts
$16.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-83-6

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Ghost Stories • Musicians & Composers

Supernatural Mystery • Dark Fantasy

Mount Greylock, Massachusetts


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Chanticleer Book Award 2015

“A smart, entertaining supernatural thriller. Think Stephen King meets Raymond Chandler with a score by Tchaikovsky. Briskly paced, this novel was a genuine pleasure to read.”
– David Corbett, author of The Mercy of the Night

“An imaginative, sophisticated read.”
– Michael Schmicker, author of The Witch of Napoli

“A thrilling musical tragedy steeped in lore, mythology, and the madness of composition. This book will have you swooning in the aisles.” – Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration


Pianist Alexei Georg harbors a dark secret. He discovers an anonymous old sonata in a 19th-century Russian sea chest. But when Alexei performs this music in concert, a creature of darkness appears.

The menacing presence haunts Alexei relentlessly, following him from the cloistered circles of Boston’s music scene to a whale-song expedition in White Sea of northern Russia.

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Alexei has pursued a steamy affair with with the gorgeous Lia Marrs, a television celebrity. When his wife is found murdered, Alexei flees his home in Boston to take refuge at an isolated retreat center on Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts, determined to compose a new symphony based on the song of the belugas.

But Alexei cannot flee the unstoppable sonata that he has released into this world. Alone on Greylock, he must find a way to face the dark force within his music or become prisoner to its power.

Seductive, haunting, devilish, Greylock is a literary supernatural mystery by the author of the award-winning The Dazzling Darkness.


Paula Cappa is the author of two critically acclaimed earlier novels, The Dazzling Darkness and Night Sea Journey. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York.