New Mystery Novella to Benefit Bellefonte's Benner-Linn House


PRLog (Press Release) Nov 29, 2008 The Secret Tenant in the
General's House by Millie Baker Ragosta
will debut in time for the
annual Victorian Christmas celebration in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
The author of thirteen romance novels and a docent at the historic
Benner-Linn House, Ms. Ragosta wanted to do something special
for the museum so she wrote a mystery novella using the house and
its history as a backdrop. Searching for a publisher who might take
on such a project, she eventually approached the Quincannon
Publishing Group, which has an imprint specializing in museum
books of all genres.

"For quite a few years now, things have been tough for small
museums because funding across the board has been scarce," said
Alan Quincannon, the company's editor-in-chief. "But visitors still
like to buy books when they visit even the smallest museums. Since
books are a staple of museum gift shops, we've had success in filling
that void. It's an avenue which more museums should explore."

Quincannon's imprint, Tory Corner Editions, caters to museums whether it be biographies, histories, or even fiction set in historic locales. But as a publisher, it maintains its professional integrity. "No matter what the book, the quality of the writing and the research always come first," explains Mr. Quincannon. "We are not a vanity press. We take pride in what we publish and Millie submitted a good solid yarn which should please any reader."

The synopsis:

The house had been built by a colonial general and its oldest tenant wasn't a person at all but an artifact tucked away under the eaves of a long-forgotten hidden room.

Nora Marino is a docent at the quaint Benner-Linn House situated in the equally quaint town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Little could she realize how overseeing a window repair in such an inaccessible room would lead to such a startling discovery not to mention how taking a nighttime walk in the park would uncover a robbery plan which would ultimately place her in jeopardy.

As of December 13th, The Secret Tenant in the General's House will be available exclusively at the Benner-Linn House, 133 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823, which is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. Phone: (814) 355-4280. E-mail:

For any museums seeking a publisher, The Quincannon Publishing Group can be contacted at

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