Beneath Ash & Bone


Selburn, Virginia: A quiet backwater town nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the days before the Civil War, Sam Lock keeps the peace as the town sheriff, like his father before him.

That peace is shattered during a raging winter storm when a boy goes missing at Evermore, the sprawling estate of Horace Crownhill and his family. Racing against time and the elements, Sam must mount a desperate search for the child—but what he finds in the snow, and the dark halls of Evermore, are madness … and murder.

As Sam searches for truth in a house poisoned by mysteries and haunted by ghosts, he hopes to weather the storm, but the harrowing secrets he uncovers may prove too terrible to bear. Will he escape with his sanity intact or will the dark presence rumored to hold sway over Evermore claim him as another sacrifice?


Praise for BENEATH ASH & BONE:

“Brimming with suspense, D. Alexander Ward’s excellent novel BENEATH ASH AND BONE is an eloquent–and disturbing–historic mystery with well-drawn characters and haunting imagery set in the years just before the Civil War. Horror and Gothic fans, too, will be held in thrall by its dark terrors.”

—Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award Winner and author of THE BOX JUMPER


“D. Alexander Ward is as fine a writer as any in the field today. There’s a complete confidence to his voice, teamed with an irrepressible red streak of humor, just visible beneath the horrors.”

—Josh Malerman, International best-selling author of BIRD BOX


“BENEATH ASH & BONE returns the downhome promise of Southern Gothic horror, where dark secrets of madness and the supernatural hit the reader with a genteel punch in the gut.”



BENEATH ASH & BONE is available from Bedlam Press/Necro Publications and