Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown. 2010.
A Civil War Ghost Story, Gothic, Mystery, Historical, Illustrated
After Jennie Lovell’s fiancé, Will, is killed during the Civil War, she forms an alliance with a spirit photographer and uses her ability to talk to the dead to investigate the secrets Will was hiding and how he really died.
Praise from back cover:
A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful. – Michael Chabon, author of Summerland
Love story, mystery, ghost story…Picture the Dead is a gripping, gorgeous graphic novel. – Kit Reed, author of The Night Children
I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. – Holly Black, author of Tithe : A Modern Faerie Tale
Open Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown and step into the rich, nineteenth-century scrapbook filled with ghosts, betrayals, murder, and love. A haunting work, beautifully told. – Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Don’t believe in Ghosts? Read this book. Adele Griffin delivers an atmosphere of creeping menace…Lisa’s Brown’s illustrations are beautifully twined into the text.” – Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied