Books: Legends

THE VANISHING HITCHHIKER by Jan Harold Brunvand Norton; 208 pages; $14.95

Just off old Highway 81 near McPherson, Kans., writes Jan Harold Brunvand, there is an unmarked lane known to young couples as Hookman's Road. One night, a teen-age boy and girl were parked there when they heard over the car radio that a killer with a hook for a hand was on the loose. The girl became frightened and demanded that her companion drive her home. Angry, and perhaps a bit uneasy himself, he roared off abruptly. When they arrived at her house,...

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