One Night in Drake Mansion | Channing Whitaker
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Six Missing, Five Dead, and One Night to Unravel the Mystery

Eighty years ago, a wealthy Midwest family attended a traveling magic show, after which neither they, nor the dark and mysterious magician, Malvern Kamrar, were ever heard from or seen again. When several bystanders died in their mansion, the house was sealed. After nearly a century of rumors and haunted stories, the Drake family mansion will be opened for a live TV event, allowing five contestants to spend one night and win their share of a million dollars.

The contestants: a psychic, a high-tech ghost hunter, a Hollywood scream queen, a local woman, and a paranormal skeptic named Harlan Holt fuel excitement as each tries to solve the mystery. Upon entering the journal of the family patriarch, Vinton Drake, is discovered, illuminating the puzzle, rooted all the way back to Vinton’s service as a medic in WWI when he first met the magician. 

Departing from the familiar haunted house tale, this story explores the very nature of belief in the supernatural with consequences more frightening than any ghost story. Intensity soars when the contestants discover their lives, and thousands more, are in genuine peril. Is the mansion haunted? What fate befell Malvern and the Drake family? And will the contestants uncover the truth in time to save themselves…

One Night in Drake Mansion is the first book in Whitaker's Skeptic Detective Series.
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“There is something that will grab hold of every reader and keep them reading until the end and then leave them wanting more.”




“This isn’t a typical ghost story where the evil entity wipes almost everyone out.”

“What price are we willing to extract from others for our own pleasures or benefit? Whitaker forces us to ask such questions, especially as the past and present threaten to collide.”

“This book should be made into a movie, it would be the next Blair Witch Project, or The Ring...It’s one of those stories that just stays with you for a long time after you have read it.”

When I started reading I found myself thinking about what I had read the next day and looking forward to reading more.”

“Phenomenal first book by Channing. Pick it up and read it.”

“Explores aspects of paranormal activity through the eyes of several characters while spinning a superb tale. Each character has a unique take on the dance macabre that is ever present in Drake mansion.”

“Kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end. phenomenal first book by Channing.”

“Whitaker does a fantastic job of bringing you into the story and then holding you throughout until the very end.”

“Well-drawn characters and a compelling storyline make "Until the Sun Rises" an un-put-down-able book!”

“I found it very engaging and during the day I would think about what I had read and looked forward to the next chapter.”

“One of those books that I didn't want to end.”

“Couldn't put it down. Direction of the story surprised me multiple times throughout. Fantastic novel! Would definitely recommend as an excellent read!”

“From the very beginning, this book moved at a steady pace with new surprises at every turn. The last 30 pages, I could not turn the pages fast enough to unravel the mystery.”

“Several times, especially towards the end, I thought I had the story figured out.....what a brilliant ending and so very well written!”

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