The Devil's Tombstone

The Devil's Tombstone

by Carolyn J. Rose

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Overview

(Sequel to HEMLOCK LAKE and THROUGH A YELLOW WOOD)

The Catskill Mountains are rich in folklore, legends, and tales of the supernatural. Once guided by ghosts, Dan Stone doesn't disbelieve what can't be explained. And there's no logical reason for the patch of blighted ground beside a boulder near Hemlock Lake. Known as the Devil's Tombstone, the rock marks the spot where, two centuries earlier, a man murdered his young wife and then disappeared.

As a part-time investigator assigned to cold cases, Dan is troubled by more recent deaths and disappearances. Reviewing files dating back two decades, he sets out to discover new leads. But it's slow going. A massive snowstorm socks the mountains. Dan's infant son disrupts his sleep. And dynamic preacher Wesley Falton pitches his revival tent, challenging Hemlock Lake traditions and the spiritual leadership of Reverend James Balforth.

As Dan digs deeper into the past, he suspects his cold cases are linked to a fresh murder. When hard evidence eludes him, he appeals for help from beyond the grave. As he does, he wonders whether ghosts make their presence felt because we believe in them, or because they believe in us.

The answer may lie at the Devil's Tombstone.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149852512
Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
Publication date: 12/22/2014
Series: Catskill Mountains Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 430
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Carolyn J. Rose is the author of the recently released suspense novel Nightfall Bay. She also write the popular Subbing isn’t for Sissies series (No Substitute for Murder, No Substitute for Money, No Substitute for Maturity, No Substitute for Myth, No Substitute for Mistakes and No Substitute for Motives), as well as the Catskill Mountains mysteries (Hemlock Lake, Through a Yellow Wood, and The Devil’s Tombstone). Other works include An Uncertain Refuge, Sea of Regret, A Place of Forgetting, and projects written with her husband, Mike Nettleton (The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Drum Warrior, Death at Devil’s Harbor, Deception at Devil’s Harbor, and the short story collection Sucker Punches).

She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She’s now a substitute teacher in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, swimming, walking, gardening, and NOT cooking.

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