“[Jaime] Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can't wait to get to know better. Delia’s Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night's sleep.” —Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer
It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.
Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.
It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again.
And who is now aware of Delia’s existence.
The locomotive engine belched billowing clouds of steam, a black-iron dragon chained to the tracks. Warm air ruffled my hair and vanished before I became sure I’d felt it. Foggy, late-spring nights in San Francisco were cold, something I’d conveniently forgotten.
Sam, the elderly porter who’d looked after me all the way from New York, took my satchel and offered his hand as I came down the rickety train-car steps. “Will you be all right on your own, Miss Delia? I can wait until your friend comes if you’d
“Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can't wait to get to know better. Delia’s Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night's sleep.”
—Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer
“Like fog creeping in from the Bay, this ghostly, romantic tale of San Francisco past made the outside world disappear and sent shivery tendrils into my soul. A gorgeous and haunting book.”
—Rae Carson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns
“Haunting and sweet, Delia’s Shadow pulls off the rare feat of combining a thrilling ghost story with a gentle romance.”
—S. C. Butler, author of Reiffen’s Choice