The Witch's Grave - Fever Devilin, Bk 2 Author:Phillip DePoy Fever Devilin was raised among the hill-country people of the deep Georgia Appalachians and their seemingly simple folkways are in his blood and his soul. His own family, however, was another matter, and at sixteen he left home for college, returning only rarely and always under protest. In the years to come, Fever became a noted folklorist of t... more »he Appalachian region and a college professor. He never quite adjusted to the realities of city life and academic politics, and has now returned to the deceptively quite life among his people. But below the surface, nothing is ever as quiet and simple as it seems.
When Truevine Deveroe a local girl reputed to be a witch, goes missing and the local mortician, acknowledged as an unpleasant character, turns up dead near Devilin's home, Able Carter, fiance of the missing girl, is suspected of killing them both. Tied by friendship and long-term enmity to all of the principals. Fever finds himself in the midst of a very difficult situation. To make the matters worse, the brothers of the missing girl are determined to find Carter and administer their own brand of justice. With precious little time, lives at stake and a missing girl to be found, Devilin must unravel the mystery behind this perplexing series of events -- events somehow related to the hidden history of the area and the old folk legend of the witch's grave.« less