The Witch's Grave

The Witch's Grave

Fever Devilin was raised amongst the hill-country people of the deep Georgia Appalachians and their seemingly simple folk ways are in his blood and his soul. His own family, however, was another matter and at sixteen he left home for college, returning only rarely and always under protest. In the years to come, Fever became a noted folklorist of the Appalachian region and Fever Devilin was raised amongst the hill-country people of the deep Georgia Appalachians and their seemingly simple folk ...

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Title:The Witch's Grave
Author:Phillip DePoy
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Witch's Grave
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Witch's Grave Reviews

  • George
    Jun 13, 2010
    #2 in the Fever Devillin mystery series set in very rural northern Georgia. Fever and a fellow university professor friend find themselves involved with murder set against the various interrelationships and history of the small town of Blue Mountain where Fever was born and raised. The...
  • lynne naranek
    Mar 08, 2008
    This second installment of the folklorist who moves back into his small town community in the Appalachian mountains just didn't hook me the way the first book did. Another dead body, more conspiracies in a town that doesn't say things as much as they actually say things. This time ...
  • Linda
    Aug 24, 2007
    I love this series that features Fever Devilin, a folklorist who's left his university position to return to his Appalachian hometown. The characters are lovingly rendered, and the prose is often poetic. Plus, DePoy throws in a reference now and again to the Sacred Harp. The plot kept ...
  • LJ
    Aug 24, 2007
    First sentence: No one expected violence at church, or the dead bodies that soon followed it. Fever Devilin, a folklorist, has returned to his home deep in Appalachia Georgia. Truevine Deveroe, a local girl considered to be a witch, goes missing; the mortician Harding Pinhurst, one...
  • Paula
    Mar 06, 2013
    It took me a few pages to get into this book and used to the prose but once I did, I very much enjoyed it. It's a mystery with a bit of paranormal in it. Fever Devilin's friend Dr. Andrews is visiting from Atlanta while on vacation. A naked body is found in a ditch near Devilin's pr...
  • Mary
    Mar 01, 2016
    Phillip DePoy writes in a way that draws you in, keeps you turning the pages. I love the style and intellect he brings to the mysteries. This is the second book I've read recently highlighting the folk medicine of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I'm really enjoying these, this one delving de...
  • Kit Swindle
    Jul 20, 2010
    A really well written book; the author captured my attention shortly into the book, which is impossible sometimes. His use of alliteration and small town cultural quirks made the book intelligent and genuine. I am interested in following the "Fever Devilin" series now! ...
  • Kate
    Sep 10, 2008
    This was a "meh" book for me. I was sure I would like it as I love folklore, especially spooky folklore, and I come from a long line fo proud hillbillies, so the Appalacian setting was right up my alley. But I found the amateur sleuth, folklorist Fever Devlin, to be bland and uninteres...
  • Christina
    May 12, 2009
    The Fever Devilin Mystery series has really become a dark horse favorite for me; I love the way that the Georgia Appalachians became not just the setting, but a silent character in these books. Our protagonist Fever is fully formed: you get a real sense of him, and through him, for the...
  • Ami
    Oct 17, 2017
    This was one hell of a hot mess. I expected to enjoy it since mystery, paranormal, and folklore are all right up my alley, but the mediocre characters and all of the bloody sub plots going off on tangents confused things mightily and made for a slow and disappointing read. I hadn't rea...
  • Virginia
    Apr 24, 2009
    Loved this book. It was one that I couldn't put down. Luckily we had a rainy Sunday and I indulged my need to finish it. Fever Devilin is an academic sleuth who records folk tales from his small home town of Blue Mountain. I believe this is his second book and the story evolves around ...
  • Ann
    Apr 07, 2012
    I love the Blue Mountain GA setting and descriptions of the people and Appalachian ways and history; but I think what I really like best is seeing the world though the eyes of Fever (Andrews and Skidmore) A classic who-dunnit, though not occurring in the parlor, but in the graveyard. ...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Mar 16, 2011
    The single star is a subjective rating. I didn't like the book. Then again I don't care for mysteries and I don't care for romance. This was my wife's book. She passed away almost two years ago and I've been looking over my shelves, forced to thin them out because I've moved to a place...
  • Linda  Branham Greenwell
    Oct 13, 2013
    The main character is Fever Devlin, a retired folklorist college professor - early retirement, I might add. His college friend, and fellow teacher is visiting him in his Blue Mountain home. Fever's boyhood best friend is Deputy Sheriff, Skidmore Needle, who is running for sheriff In ...
  • Melanti
    Dec 17, 2009
    Fever Devilin is a folklorist who spends his days collecting folk tales and songs for his research. If nothing else, Fever's occupation should make me love this series. But for some reason, I don't. Maybe it's the slightly condescending attitude towards the folklore, or maybe it's t...
  • Sheila Beaumont
    Jul 25, 2013
    A very enjoyable read, the second Fever Devilin mystery I've read. Fever has returned to his roots in the Georgian Appalachians, having abandoned his academic life as a college professor and folklorist. The characters are vividly portrayed, the sense of place is strong, the mystery is ...
  • Karen
    Feb 20, 2012
    Fever Devilin is on a working 'vacation' in his home town of Blue Mountain in the heart of Georgia's Appalachian Region. This time he has brought along city slicker and Shakespear expert Anderson who is also on vacation, tho' a resting one. Fever brought along his tape recorder, note b...
  • Marcy Skala
    Dec 22, 2012
    Convoluted, what was the point of Andrew? By the end I didn't care how it ended! ...
  • Melissa
    Jul 08, 2016
    As with Phillip DePoy's first Fever Devilin book, the story was good, the pacing was good, and the characters were interesting. But, I'm just not a fan of DePoy's writing style. In addition, this book has so many grammatical errors, I find it difficult to believe that it underwent any ...
  • Sharon Michael
    Apr 07, 2012
    This series is addicting and I'm not quite sure just why. First book hooked me, this second one pretty much set the hook. A lot of things I like, mystery with a heavy touch of paranormal. A setting I particularly like, rural/backwoods Georgia mountains with characters I'm beginning to ...
  • Bev
    Mar 05, 2011
    The Witch's Grave by Philip DePoy is definitely not my usual fare. I thought it might be...after all it features folklorist and academic Fever Devilin. And we all know that I love me an academic mystery. Problem is Devilin and his friend Andrews neither one really strike me as the acad...
  • Michelle
    Mar 21, 2012
    A new book series for me to get into. Great! I like how he developed the characters in this one though I had figured out once the character came into the book. I like how the plot stayed on course and made you want to keep reading. Enjoy if you like a good mystery. ...
  • Catherine Woodman
    Jul 29, 2011
    Fever Devilin, a folklorist, has returned to his home deep in Appalachia Georgia. Truevine Deveroe, a local girl considered to be a witch, goes missing; the mortician Harding Pinhurst, one of Fever's least favorite people, turns up murdered and Truvine's fiancÚ, Able Carter, is the su...
  • M Christopher
    Jul 13, 2014
    Another page turner featuring Fever Devilin by Philip DePoy. Among other things, we learn who killed the town mortician (NOT a nice man), the derivation of Fever's family name, and what made the witch think she was dead. But WHEN is Fever going to tell Lucinda how he feels? Great fun. ...
  • Beth Roberts
    Apr 25, 2012
    This was one of those rare 5-star books for me. Though it is the second in the series, and the first I've read, it was in some ways near-magical. The writing, while at times stumbling over a turn of phrase, is lyrical enough to draw images of the Georgian Appaliachia in the mind while ...
  • Cora Lockhart
    Sep 21, 2012
    What I enjoyed most about The Witch's Grave is the Appalachian folklore woven through the story revolving around the murder of a mortician/funeral director. DePoy teaches at a university near my library. I came across his Fever Devlin series by chance and like to support local authors....
  • Patrick
    Jul 27, 2012
    I enjoy this series of books, but have a hard time finding any of them for my own collection. Libraries are the best places to find them for me, but I have been able to pick up a couple on Amazon. Fever Devilin is a "retired" university professor in the folklore department. The reti...
  • Raye
    Apr 01, 2014
    I love DePoy's Fever Develin mystery series, and The Witch's Grave is a great example. It has all the touchstones of the series: the haunting mystery, the inextricable links to the past, the delicious local foods, and the local characters who seem a real part of place and are never for...
  • Catherine
    Jan 25, 2015
    This is my second Fever Devilin mystery and I loved it. Fever and hi s friend Andrew know how to get into the cracks and groves of a mystery and keep you reading. I will read the rest of the series. ...
  • Sherry Allison
    Sep 10, 2018
    Enjoyed this. Set in modern day but dealt with old legends, folklore and ghost stories of old. Set in Appalachia region of Georgia. I liked that author did not disparage his small town folks. Definitely a very descriptive writer. Easily transports reader to the graveyard and woods and ...