Initially Published: US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand.
Translated into: German, Italian, French, Polish, Portugese, Russian.
“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
“Melissa Marr has created a fabulous, richly-imagined world in Claysville and its attendant piece of the Underworld.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“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
“Marr serves up a quirky dark fantasy fashioned around themes of fate, free will—and zombies. . . . Well-drawn characters and their dramatic interactions keep the tale loose and lively.” —Publishers Weekly
“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
“Marr does a great job with the mythology of her new world, her prose is as seamless as ever, and if the events described above weren't enough, she slips in a half-dozen or so other subplots that only enrich the main storyline that much more.”-- The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
“Melissa Marr has the rare talent of making deeply weird things seem perfectly normal, and making perfectly normal things seem deeply weird.” io9
“No one builds worlds like Melissa Marr.” —Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
“Welcome to the return of the great American gothic.” —Del Howison, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of Dark Delicacies
“Compelling, sexy, and riveting—you will not want to miss Graveminder!” —Jeaniene Frost, NewYork Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series
FROM THE US COVER:
Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."
Now Maylene is gone and Bek must return to the hometown—and the man—she abandoned a decade ago, only to discover that Maylene's death was not natural . . . and there was good reason for her odd traditions. In Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected—and beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. From this dark place the deceased will return if their graves are not properly minded. And only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.
Audiobook-- Narrated by DJ HolteShort Story in the GRAVEMINDER world. Audio edition of this Graveminder short story now available on Amazon, iTunes, & Audible.