Pretenders (#1)

Next: Inheritance

Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the Harper Connelly Mysteries, and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden present an original graphic novel illustrated by acclaimed comic book artist Don Kramer—first in a brand-new trilogy.

She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill—names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead.

She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead—and because she can see spirits, they can’t hide from her.

Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave—and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own.

Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help…


“A suitably spooky start for the series.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“CEMETERY GIRL has a power all of its own […] a horror tale with a nice dose of mystery thrown in [and] reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series with its dark imagery and frank depictions of ghosts and spirits. This is sure to be a hit with comic fans in the New Year.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Harris and Golden make this first installment a gripping one […] CEMETERY GIRL is a promising start to what looks like it could be a promising series.”

Graeme's SFF

Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Graphic Novels List Bestseller


British Fantasy Award Finalist: “Best Graphic Novel”