When we were kids, my brother Sam and I found a steamer trunk in the attic filled with centuries of family books and papers, including an ancient tome once owned by William Stoughton, chief judge of the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. In crabbed, handwritten notes on the book’s flyleaf, Stoughton describes someone being mercilessly haunted, tortured by “Evil Spirits”. To Sam and me, these evil spirits seemed to cast a family curse from that old attic trunk into our very lives. Stoughton’s book passed from hand to hand over the generations as those who possessed it lived out the curse of the evil spirits. Witchcraft Legacy’s true stories tell about love and death and life’s twists and turns over the four centuries since 1660. There are failures and successes, tales of survival and conflict and love. And also murders – one murder driven by passion, another by greed, and a third by rage.