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New York Times Bestselling Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series

She is the mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously.

ROYAL MCGRAW was born in the Deep South and has lived most of his life in California. When he's not writing for comics, video games, and films, he's playing board games or cleaning up after his pets. Royal knows altogether too much about hauntings, true crime, and the weird, wonderful life of Charles Darwin.

ILIAS KYRIAZIS is based in Athens, Greece. He has been writing and drawing comics since 2001. Some of his most notable English language works include Elysium Online (self-published), Secret Identies (Image Comics), Falling For Lionheart (IDW), and Melody (DC comics). He is currently drawing Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for IDW. He can be found online at iliaskyriazis.com

Printed in China Standard Edition ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0228-9 Signed Edition ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0229-6

STANDARD EDITION ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0228-9

ISBN 978-1-524-10228-9 52499

9 781524 102289

$24.99 US • DYNAMITE.COM • TEEN+

During a demonstration of her abilities for a skeptical anthropology professor, Harper makes a surprising find: a fresh corpse in a centuries-old grave. But the initial amazement at Harper’s discovery quickly sours into suspicion. The body belongs to Tabitha Morgenstern, a missing 12-year-old girl, whom Harper had failed to locate on a case two years before.

AHARPER CONNELLY MYSTERY

HARRIS McGRAW KYRIZAIS

HORROR

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HARPER CONNELLY has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment.

GRAVE SURPRISE

To learn more about Royal and get a list of his other exciting projects, visit his website at www.royalmcgraw.com.

HARPER CONNELLY has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living. Not everyone sees it that way...

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area.

CHARLAINE HARRIS

CHARLAINE HARRIS is a New York

With the police investigation closing in, Harper and her brother and manager, Tolliver Lang, must find the real killer in order to clear their names. But the murderer is still out there, somewhere… and willing to kill again! Charlaine Harris’ Grave Surprise is a thrilling, fast-paced mystery featuring an amusing cast of supporting characters and unexpected narrative turns. This full-length graphic novel adaptation by writer Royal McGraw (Detective Comics, Missing: A Kim Willows Mystery) and artist Ilias Kyriazis (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Secret Identities) brims with charm and suspense.

ROYAL McGRAW

ILIAS KYRIAZIS


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CHARLAINE HARRIS & ROYAL McGRAW art by ILIAS KYRIAZIS colors by TAMRA BONVILLAIN letters by BILL TORTOLINI collection cover by ILIAS KYRIAZIS editor RICH

YOUNG special thanks to JOSHUA BILMES

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CHARLAINE HARRIS’ GRAVE SURPRISE. Published by Dynamite Entertainment. 113 Gaither Dr., STE 205, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Copyright © Charlaine Harris Inc. GRAVE SIGHT and all characters featured in this issue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related are trademarks of Charlaine Harris Inc. All rights reserved. Dynamite, Dynamite Entertainment & its logo are ® 2016 Dynamite. All Rights Reserved. All names, characters, events, and locales in this publication are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead), events or places, without satiric intent, is coincidental. No portion of this book may be reproduced by any means (digital or print) without the written permission ofthe publisher except for review purposes. The scanning, uploading and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. For media rights, foreign rights, promotions, licensing, and advertising: marketing@dynamite.com


Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living. Not everyone sees it that way...


undressed collection cover art by ILIAS

KYRIAZIS


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New York Times Bestselling Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series

She is the mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously.

ROYAL MCGRAW was born in the Deep South and has lived most of his life in California. When he's not writing for comics, video games, and films, he's playing board games or cleaning up after his pets. Royal knows altogether too much about hauntings, true crime, and the weird, wonderful life of Charles Darwin.

ILIAS KYRIAZIS is based in Athens, Greece. He has been writing and drawing comics since 2001. Some of his most notable English language works include Elysium Online (self-published), Secret Identies (Image Comics), Falling For Lionheart (IDW), and Melody (DC comics). He is currently drawing Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for IDW. He can be found online at iliaskyriazis.com

Printed in China Standard Edition ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0228-9 Signed Edition ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0229-6

STANDARD EDITION ISBN13: 978-1-5241-0228-9

ISBN 978-1-524-10228-9 52499

9 781524 102289

$24.99 US • DYNAMITE.COM • TEEN+

During a demonstration of her abilities for a skeptical anthropology professor, Harper makes a surprising find: a fresh corpse in a centuries-old grave. But the initial amazement at Harper’s discovery quickly sours into suspicion. The body belongs to Tabitha Morgenstern, a missing 12-year-old girl, whom Harper had failed to locate on a case two years before.

AHARPER CONNELLY MYSTERY

HARRIS McGRAW KYRIZAIS

HORROR

www.DYNAMITE.com Facebook: /DynamiteComics Twitter: @DynamiteComics

HARPER CONNELLY has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment.

GRAVE SURPRISE

To learn more about Royal and get a list of his other exciting projects, visit his website at www.royalmcgraw.com.

HARPER CONNELLY has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living. Not everyone sees it that way...

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area.

CHARLAINE HARRIS

CHARLAINE HARRIS is a New York

With the police investigation closing in, Harper and her brother and manager, Tolliver Lang, must find the real killer in order to clear their names. But the murderer is still out there, somewhere… and willing to kill again! Charlaine Harris’ Grave Surprise is a thrilling, fast-paced mystery featuring an amusing cast of supporting characters and unexpected narrative turns. This full-length graphic novel adaptation by writer Royal McGraw (Detective Comics, Missing: A Kim Willows Mystery) and artist Ilias Kyriazis (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Secret Identities) brims with charm and suspense.

ROYAL McGRAW

ILIAS KYRIAZIS

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