I posted briefly about the first of this series about four months ago. Since then, I have finished the entire 3.5 book saga. My conclusion? They're great reads. I've heard tell that there are possibly more on the way, and I for one hope that rumor is true. Here's what I posted about book 1 of the Graveyard Queen series back in May:
First in the "Graveyard Queen" series is entitled The Restorer by Amanda Stevens. This read is a work of fiction about a cemetery restorer, Amelia, that finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in the well-known southern city of Charleston, South Carolina. There actually are mentions and descriptions of cemetery art and symbolism. The main character also has the fortune / misfortune of seeing ghosts. A good combination of criminal minds, local history (some fictional), and paranormal activity, all set in a southern cemetery, with a little bit of romantic tension thrown in for good measure. What more can you ask for? The Abandoned is a short prequal to the series.
The second book, The Kingdom, also finds the Graveyard Queen restoring an old cemetery. This time, there's a mystery of a marked, but still unknown grave. A bit more paranormal activity is involved, and an entire family and town has issues. Big ones. Also, you begin to get even more of a sense of Amelia's past.
Book three is The Prophet. This one hits closer to home for the Graveyard Queen, back in Charleston. Her romantic relationship is more center stage, and the practice of voodoo and other cultural rituals are weaved into the mix.
All are available for Kindle.
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