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The Grave

(1981)
(The fourth book in the Oxrun Station series)
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Josh Miller has a talent for finding things. So far, the things people have asked him to find - antique tables, old movie posters - have been innocuous enough. And Andrea Montague, the daughter of a local writer, may be his most interesting find so far.

But no one's asked Josh to find the missing fifth victim of an unexplained auto accident - the one who vanished from the scene of the crash without leaving a trail of blood, though he must have been badly hurt. No one's asked Josh to look for the other missing people - residents of Oxrun Station who mysteriously and inexplicably vanished on their birthdays.

Someone very definitely doesn't want him to find the clearing full of century-old gravestones, the clearing that feels so evil.

This time whatever Josh is hunting is hunting him, too...and it's hungry..

ABOUT OXRUN STATION:

Charles L. Grant wrote 12 books (9 novels and three collections of four related novellas with interstitial material) set in the fictional Connecticut town of Oxrun Station. There is a loose continuity running through the Oxrun Station books, with characters from one novel making minor appearances in others.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Charles L. Grant (1942-2006) won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story "A Crowd of Shadows", and another Nebula Award in 1978 for his novella "A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn's Eye," the latter telling of an actor's dilemma in a post-literate future. Grant also edited the award-winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from 1978-1991. Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Al Sarrantonio, R.A. Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem. Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association. His story "Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street" was adapted into an episode of Tales from the Darkside entitled "The Milkman Cometh" in 1987.

He also served eight years as an officer of the Science Fiction Writers of America, served ten years on the Board of Directors of the World Fantasy Awards, is past-president of the Horror Writers of America, served five years as President of the Board of Trustees of HWA, and is on the board of advisors for The Burry Man's Writers Center.

In 1987 he received the British Fantasy Society's Special Award, for life achievement. In May of 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from HWA. In addition, he has received two Nebula Awards and three World Fantasy Awards for his writing and editing. He is sorely missed.

Genre: Horror

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November 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Grave
Author(s): Charles L Grant
ISBN: 0-8125-1843-8 / 978-0-8125-1843-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Grave
Author(s): Charles L Grant
ISBN: 0-445-04664-3 / 978-0-445-04664-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Popular Library
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April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Grave - An Oxrun Station Novel (Oxrun Station Novels Book 4)
Author(s): Charles L Grant
Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital
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