GREENFIELD – Award-winning writer Randy Overbeck was the guest speaker at the Greenfield Rotary Club last week at the Catch 22 Sports Pub.

Overbeck’s program “Things That Go Bump in the Night” was an intriguing presentation about cultural beliefs and misconceptions about “the spirit world” and featured reports on documented ghost sightings including controversial photos and videos of purported hauntings.

Overbeck’s program is the result of research he conducted for his new book "Blood on the Chesapeake." To the local Rotarians, Overbeck described his latest work of fiction as "a cold-case murder mystery wrapped in a ghost story served with a side of romance, all set in a breathtakingly beautiful setting."

Reviewers have praised "Blood on the Chesapeake" as "a smart, edge-of-the-seat tale that will leave readers turning pages. With its imaginative premise, inventive plotting, intriguing supernatural storyline, and to-die-for setting, "Blood on the Chesapeake" is mesmerizing.”

The novel has earned five stars from, Long and Short and and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million and other retailers. Earlier this month, "Blood on the Chesapeake" won a national award, the gold award from Literary Titan.

Overbeck is an award-winning educator, writer and speaker. Overbeck’s 30-plus years’ experience – from teacher to college professor to school leader – informs his novels, which unfold in the familiar confines of the schoolhouse, though with some very unfamiliar intruders, from terrorists to ghosts.

Currently at work on the second book in the Haunted Shores mystery series, Overbeck lives in Lebanon. Visit him