The BOOK, by landowner and caver Marian McConnell, is available (paperback) about this fascinating cave.  It is a collection of legends, history of its early explorers, and stories from those who survived accidents in its dark depths.  She will share stories about the book, caves, caving, and bats, and perform a song or two she has written about them. Her book contains over 150 pages of historical and current photographs, maps, artwork, stories, and more.  Chapters include:  Legends of Murder Hole; Death, Injuries, Rescues and Incidents; Caves in Virginia; Early Explorers; A Trip into Murder Hole; Mysteries; plus appendices on Safety, Conservation, and a Chronology of Trips from the more than 20 years Marian and Dan McConnell have owned the cave.  

Published by the National Speleological Society's "NSS Special Publications Committee" and Greyhound Press in November 2012, the book is a available in paperback.

Paperbacks are available:

Order Online or by Mail/Phone/Email

Order Online:

Order by Mail/Phone/email/snail mail:

  1. Cost is $24 each for paperback plus $3 shipping & handling
  2. Provide your name and mailing address
  3. Send a check or money order to: Marian McConnell; 46 Palmer Trail; Troutville, VA 24175
  4. If you want to buy a DVD or Blu-Ray video in addition to the book, add $15 -- no additional shipping when purchasing together.

Marian McConnell
46 Palmer Trail
Troutville, VA 24175

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