By Jaime Lee Moyer
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765331823, 336pp.)
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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“[Jaime] Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can't wait to get to know better. Delia’s Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night's sleep.” —Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer
It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.
Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free…until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.
It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after thirty years is killing again.
And who is now aware of Delia’s existence.
JAIME LEE MOYER’s Delia’s Shadow won the 2009 Columbus Literary Award for Fiction. Moyer has sold short fiction to Lone Star Stories, Daily Science Fiction, and to the Triangulations: End of the Rainbow, and Triangulations: Last Contact anthologies, and edited the 2010 Rhysling Award Anthology for the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Moyer lives in San Antonio with writer Marshall Payne, three cats, three guitars, and a growing collection of books and music.
“Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can't wait to get to know better. Delia’s Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night's sleep.”
—Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer
“Like fog creeping in from the Bay, this ghostly, romantic tale of San Francisco past made the outside world disappear and sent shivery tendrils into my soul. A gorgeous and haunting book.”
—Rae Carson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns
“Haunting and sweet, Delia’s Shadow pulls off the rare feat of combining a thrilling ghost story with a gentle romance.”
—S. C. Butler, author of Reiffen’s Choice