Title: The Drifter
Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
Published: July 1, 1994
Publisher: Simon Pulse
With her mother determined to transform Glanton House into an inn, Carolyn Baxter is wary of Joss Whitcomb, the handsome, compelling stranger who takes the job of handyman in exchange for room and board, who possesses a dangerous knowledge of local legends. (amazon.com)How dangerous can knowledge of local legends be? Unless he's the one making the legends . . . DUN DUN DUN!