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A Minister's Ghost

A Minister's Ghost

A Fever Devilin Mystery

Fever Devilin (Volume 3)

Phillip Depoy

Minotaur Books

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Fever Devilin is a folklorist who fled the fevered halls of academia to return home to the Blue Mountain region of the Georgia Appalachians and a hopefully quiet life. While on a trip collecting folklore, Fever spots an apparition at a railroad crossing. Such apparitions are traditionally omens of evil, and when he returns home he finds his suspicions are accurate: his friend Lucinda's two nieces have been killed in a suspicious accident. As he consoles Lucinda, Fever promises to investigate the girls' deaths. His promise leads him through a maze of train-hopping drifters, old ghost stories, and the wild ravings of an itinerant preacher - as he attempts to uncover the truth behind the tales that are told and the visions that are seen.

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Transparent as moonlight, silver hair made wires by the wind, an old man stood at the railroad crossing. Midnight had come and gone, a freight train roaring, trailing littered leaves all around...

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"DePoy writes with a poet's ear for the just-right word ... and manages, through the sheer charm of the smalltown characters, to avoid the obvious clichés of the city slicker returning home." - Publishers Weekly

"The story unfolds slowly and lyrically, giving readers a taste of small-town Appalachian atmosphere. Readers who enjoy a dose of the supernatural in a rural setting will find this story compelling." - Booklist

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About the author

Phillip Depoy

Phillip DePoy is the author of six previous mysteries, including the Shamus Award finalist Easy. He has published short fiction, poetry, and criticism in Story, The Southern Poetry Review, Xanadu, and Yankee, among other magazines. As a folklorist, he has worked with Joseph Campbell and John Burrison. Currently a visiting professor of theater at Georgia State University, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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