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Grave Secrets

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About The Book

Agatha Raisin meets Sookie Stackhouse, with croquet and crumpets.

The necromantic arts can be hell for your love life.

Toni Windsor is trying to live a quiet life in the green and pleasant county of Staffordshire—and failing! She’s a talented necromancer and only a decent estate agent, and that normal, quiet life is proving hard to find. Especially when there’s all the murders to solve. Whoever said raising zombies from the grave wasn’t a useful skill?

Then along comes trouble in the form of the stunning, dashing vampire Oscar who’s waltzed into her life, looking for a new mansion. He’s got looks, heaps of money, and an open slot in his coterie with her name on it. Maybe if she’s lucky she can bag a good commission and a nice boyfriend. But things are never as easy as they seem…

About The Author

Alice James was born in Staffordshire, where she grew up reading novels and spending a lot of time with sheep. She was lucky enough to have a mother who was addicted to science fiction and a father who was fond of long country walks, so she grew up with her head in the stars and her feet on the ground. After studying maths at university and training to be a Cobol programmer(!), she began writing novels to get the weird people in her head to go somewhere else. She now lives in Oxfordshire with a fine selection of cats, fulfilling her teenage gothic fantasies by moving into a converted chapel with an ancient spiral staircase—and gravestones in the garden. Her go-to comfort dish is a big plate of dumplings, her number one cocktail is a Manhattan and her favourite polygon is a triangle, though she has a soft spot for concave rhomboids.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Solaris (September 1, 2020)
  • Length: 298 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781088616

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"Dead funny.” -- Mark Beech

“Alice James raises the zombie genre from the grave, dusts it off and gives it a brand new lease of life.” - Jack Hayes

“Heads up to all fans of True Blood and Buffy, our new favourite heroine is here, she's a necromancer, and she's kind of a hot mess!” – NetGalley review

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“A fun filled, laugh out loud page turner.” -- NetGalley review

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“A thrilling five-star read.” -- NetGalley review

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"Fun, fast debut... Fans of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse will want to check out Toni." -- Publishers Weekly

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“Perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris and Gail Carriger.” -- Library Journal

– Library Journal

"Toni is perfectly hilarious and the zombies are delightful." -- San Francisco Book Review

– San Francisco Book Review

"A gory and amusing romp." -- Financial Times

– James Lovegrove, Financial Times

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