ABC plots The Graveyard Queen series

Continuing its trend of genre development, ABC has acquired the rights to Amanda Stevens’ series, The Graveyeard Queen, and set Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts (Off the Map, Pushing Daisies) to pen the adaptation (based on the first novel, The Restorer). ABC has certainly proven itself as a network willing to dabble in the supernatural – from Lost to Once Upon A Time – and a crime drama with an urban fantasy twist could make for an interesting addition to their 10 PM lineup. It’s early days yet, but still, an interesting prospect…

Book Jacket:

My name is Amelia Gray. I’m a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I’ve always held fast to the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.

It started with the discovery of a young woman’s brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I’ve been hired to restore. The clues to the killer—and to his other victims—lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I’ve vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.

You can read an excerpt here.