POW camps inspired local novelist
As Geoff Campbell started out his recent outstanding article about the local POW camps, it is indeed the stuff of novels. I wrote Mystic Island, a contemporary Jamestown novel centered around a fictional letter from FDR to Hitler, buried in the old Ft. Getty ruins.
The novel was published and released by Hilliard & Harris in 2005, and is still available at the Conanicut Marina store, Rhode Island libraries or any bookseller.
During the writing, I consulted Walter Schroder for his expertise and here’s what he had to say about it:
“Mr. Whitford has skillfully blended verifiable factual information with highly plausable fictional characters. Mystic Island is a great credit to the author, who was able to bring his fictional personalities to life, a challenge to the reader to sort out the true facts in the case.”
– Walter K. Schroder, author of “Stars and Swastikas and Defenses of Narragansett Bay.”
Jan Evan Whitford