In 1284, an evil calling itself the “Pied Piper” lured away Hamlin’s children. Today, it still hunts . . .
Cessy arrives in Hamlin, West Virginia, to search for her missing sister.
She finds a half-empty town under siege by unexplainable threats:
The dark corners of the town—attics, basements, closets—have been stretched into endless tunnels. Corpses are turning up riddled with holes, holes that slither through flesh like insectile parasites. Ghostly screams echo down from the abandoned coal mine.
A mysterious voice on the radio invites Cessy to abandon her search for her sister, and make a pact with an ancient evil.
Hamlin has already made that pact, and their bill is due. Can Cessy find her sister before the Piper takes his price?
The Piper’s Graveyard is a “gripping tale of small town terror” (Kirkus Reviews), from “one hell of a writer” (Shirley Jackson Award winner Daryl Gregory).