THE WHITE MAN IN THE GRAVEYARD

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HORROR SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

Robert A. Atkinson

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Ghosts. UFOs. Demonic activity. Shadow Governments. Margaret Sasha Davies had always felt more was going on in the world than the mainstream media was reporting. So when the left-leaning Brit met staunchly conservative Lucas Harrell while attending school in Charleston, an unusual and lasting friendship began. Lucas felt the same way and, over the years, the two built a large database of alternative news and paranormal material, investigating everything from cryptozoology to political corruption. Now a state law enforcement officer, Lucas feeds information to Sasha for her radio and internet show, Sasha’s Realm. She, in turn, helps him solve some very bizarre cases. When Lucas is partnered with straight-laced Navy veteran Carol Ann “Skipper” LeBlanc, the pseudonym “White Man in the Graveyard” is resurrected to protect his identity as Sasha’s source. From the Spanish Moss-draped oaks of the Low Country to the pine thickets of the Sand Hills, Lucas and Skipper confront some of South Carolina’s creepiest haunts and legends. Like when a massive thunderstorm leaves rural Lee County without electricity and a long-forgotten nightmare from African-American folklore returns. A missing person case puts the agents in the middle of it all to face the dreaded “Flats and Blacks.” They also discover that an old Cherokee blanket or a musty, stuffed animal can become the best friends that lonely children can have. They find out that even common farm animals can be trouble when filled with the wrong spirits and, of course, voodoo is nothing to casually dabble in. Lucas and Skipper are rescued by a WWII hero; the only problem is that he died in that war. A flamboyant Civil War officer also makes an appearance, to see how the South is fairing in the war of Northern aggression. Apparently, death isn’t even the end of the story, provided you negotiated your contract well. If that wasn’t enough, they stumble upon the descendants of a race of giants known as the Nephilim. Though not quite as massive as their forefathers chronicled in the Christian Bible, these “mighty men of renown” nonetheless prove to be quite a handful. And they’ve not forgotten the old plan to subdue the Seed of Adam! “The white man in the graveyard,” the old man said. “He’s tryin’ to put back what never shoulda’ been let out.” Those were the words that made Lucas a local legend and began his journey through the supernatural.

Genre

Horror, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

South Carolina

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

This book is a series of "episodes," centering on a set of main characters. The mythology begins about midway in and runs through the end. The X-Files is a good reference of both the setup and genre.

Ending Description

The two main characters are left with the realization that the US Government is working with the supernatural creatures that they have been fighting against. It is a clear ending, but left open for the next book in the series.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Lucas Harrell

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Carol Ann "Skipper" LeBlanc

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Faithful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Margaret Sasha Davies

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Educated, Sexy, Sophisticated,Complex,Seductive,Sexy

Additional Character Details

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Ghosts. UFOs. Demonic activity. Shadow Governments. Margaret Sasha Davies had always felt more was going on in the world than the mainstream media was reporting. So when the left-leaning Brit met staunchly conservative Lucas Harrell while attending school in Charleston, an unusual and lasting friendship began. Lucas felt the same way and, over the years, the two built a large database of alternative news and paranormal material, investigating everything from cryptozoology to political corruption. Now a state law enforcement officer, Lucas feeds information to Sasha for her radio and internet show, Sasha’s Realm. She, in turn, helps him solve some very bizarre cases. When Lucas is partnered with straight-laced Navy veteran Carol Ann “Skipper” LeBlanc, the pseudonym “White Man in the Graveyard” is resurrected to protect his identity as Sasha’s source. From the Spanish Moss-draped oaks of the Low Country to the pine thickets of the Sand Hills, Lucas and Skipper confront some of South Carolina’s creepiest haunts and legends. Like when a massive thunderstorm leaves rural Lee County without electricity and a long-forgotten nightmare from African-American folklore returns. A missing person case puts the agents in the middle of it all to face the dreaded “Flats and Blacks.” They also discover that an old Cherokee blanket or a musty, stuffed animal can become the best friends that lonely children can have. They find out that even common farm animals can be trouble when filled with the wrong spirits and, of course, voodoo is nothing to casually dabble in. Lucas and Skipper are rescued by a WWII hero; the only problem is that he died in that war. A flamboyant Civil War officer also makes an appearance, to see how the South is fairing in the war of Northern aggression. Apparently, death isn’t even the end of the story, provided you negotiated your contract well. If that wasn’t enough, they stumble upon the descendants of a race of giants known as the Nephilim. Though not quite as massive as their forefathers chronicled in the Christian Bible, these “mighty men of renown” nonetheless prove to be quite a handful. And they’ve not forgotten the old plan to subdue the Seed of Adam! “The white man in the graveyard,” the old man said. “He’s tryin’ to put back what never shoulda’ been let out.” Those were the words that made Lucas a local legend and began his journey through the supernatural.

Short Summary

This book is a series of "episodes," centering on a set of main characters. The mythology begins about midway in and runs through the end. The X-Files is a good reference of both the setup and genre.


The two main characters are left with the realization that the US Government is working with the supernatural creatures that they have been fighting against. It is a clear ending, but left open for the next book in the series.

Development Pitch

If you miss the X Files, you'll love TWMitG!

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Lucas Harrell

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex

Character 1

Name: Carol Ann "Skipper" LeBlanc

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Faithful, Charming

Character 2

Name: Margaret Sasha Davies

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Educated, Sexy, Sophisticated,Complex,Seductive,Sexy

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