The dead don't always stay dead in Claysville . . . and in the afterlife, Death himself can't be trusted.
Amity Blue has begun to remember strange impossible events, her ex trying to bite her and people vanishing like mist. Everyone in town swears a mountain lion is responsible for the recent deaths, but Amity is sure that there's more to the story.
After a stalker-a dead stalker-appears at the bar where she works, Amity discovers that the dead don't always stay dead in Claysville. Along with the current Graveminder, Rebekkah Barrow, Amity seeks out the enigmatic Mr D, who seems to be Death himself, only to discover that the centuries-old contract to protect Claysville has been broken.
Caught between life in a cursed town and Death himself, Amity and Rebekkah must find a way to put the dead where they belong-because if the Hungry Dead keep rising, everyone in town will be lost.
Return to the world of Graveminder, Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Horror Novel in this stand-alone Graveminder novel (which also includes two Graveminder short stories.).
What People Have Said about GRAVEMINDER:
"If anyone can put the goth in Southern Gothic, it's Melissa Marr." -NPR.org
"Marr creates sympathetic characters, she takes readers to places both sinister and delightful, and there's a satisfying end to a wonderfully awful villain. It's a fast read, spooky enough to please but not too disturbing to read in bed." -Washington Post
"Dark and dreamy. . . . Rod Serling would have loved Graveminder. . . Marr is not tapping into the latest horde of zombie novels, she's created a new kind of undead creature. . . . A creatively creepy gothic tale for grown-ups."-USA Today
"Plan ahead to read this one, because you won't be able to put it down! Haunting, captivating, brilliant!" -Library Journal (starred review)
"Filled with ancient contracts, the walking dead, and fated love, this eerie tale draws you in and leaves you yearning for more."-IndieNext List, July 2011
"The emotional dance between Rebekkah and Byron will captivate female readers. . . . Fantasy-horror fans will demand more." -Kirkus Reviews
"An adult novel that Marr's fans may enjoy. Graveminder is worthy of praise. . . . The main characters and it is easy to become involved in their struggles." VOYA, Top Fantasy of the Year
"Melissa Marr has the rare talent of making deeply weird things seem perfectly normal, and making perfectly normal things seem deeply weird." io9
"Welcome to the return of the great American gothic." -Del Howison, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of Dark Delicacies