Over Tumbled Graves (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780061712838, 400pp.
Publication Date: August 18, 2009
In Over Tumbled Graves, Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, confronts our fascination with pathology and murder. A thriller of extraordinary depth and dimension, Over Tumbled Graves follows Caroline Mabry, a
About the Author
Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.
Praise For Over Tumbled Graves: A Novel…
— The Dallas Morning News
“An original page-turner in this overcrowded genre.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“(Walter’s) first novel is an accomplished character study...A very satisfying debut.”
“[An] intelligent, gripping, and genuinely scary novel...”
— Otto Penzler, Amazon.com
“First rate writing speeds us to a perfectly foreshadowed plot twist and a gripping conclusion.”
“Disquieting. Walter(’s)...incisive sensitivity...emerges as a bitter metaphor.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Breathtaking.Moving.Insightful. Excellent quality of writing.”
— The Mystery Review
“Outstanding. Riveting. Never sacrifices action for emotional impact.”
— The Washington Post Book World
"(Walter's) powerful fiction debut....stands out from run-of-the-mill serial killer novels...."
— The Seattle Times
“Shifting like...currents, the story moves swiftly, promising a fast-paced thriller filled with inner turmoil as well as action.”
— Sun Sentinel