Tales From The Tunnicliff Inn
A two hundred year old Cooperstown village inn steeped in history, looming in mystery and renowned for local lore; with hundreds of stories encased within its brick walls, author Bill Waller unearths some of these these, weaves in some local folklore and even takes you to the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony by his fictional accounts of some of the Tunnicliff’s interesting guests. Hanging on the walls are classic old photos that show this historic Inn through its long history. These pictures are a springboard to launch you into a series of adventures where you can meet murderers and ghosts; lovers and wanderers; treasure hunters and local characters that will chill you on a warm spring night, warm you on a chilly fall afternoon and entertain you with surprise endings. Tales From the Tunnicliff Inn will take you from an 1800’s crime syndicate to a prohibition speakeasy; from a drunken wedding guest to strangers falling in love, a trip that you can enjoy as you wind through these tales; best read curled up in one of the Tunnicliff’s welcoming rooms or beneath you own down-filled quilt.
Author Bill Waller is a medical engineer who specializes in hearts. A frequent visitor to the Tunnicliff Inn’s basement grotto bar, “The Pit” for dinners and events, he and his wife Carol first carved their initials into one of the Pit’s wooden tabletops on an antique-hunting trip in the nineteen sixties. Falling in love with the quaint upstate New York Village of Cooperstown, they have have been active village residents for over forty years. The author is an active sailor, skier, amateur radio operator and a graduate electrical engineer; his bride is the former first-in-history woman Mayor of Cooperstown.
Bill Waller’s first book, “Tales From Table Number One” was a successful selection of short stories, the profits from which were donated to the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
“Tales From The Tunnicliff Inn” is his second book.
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