Church of the Graveyard Saints

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Pub Date: 08/27/2019

Pages: 220

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Torrey House Press

Imprint: Torrey House Press

ISBN 13: 9781948814126

ISBN 10: 1948814129

Price: $17.95

Category: FICTION / Literary

Church of the Graveyard Saints

By C. Joseph Greaves

Price: $17.95



About the Book

"The landscape looms large in this contemplative novel…with both passion and compassion [Greaves takes] readers on a lyrical, vivid tour of the West."


"Greaves' environmentalist passions echo on every page without interfering with the story, thanks to his convincing characters, breakneck pace, and lyrical depictions of rural life."


"Timely and well–told…this compelling tale could have been ripped from the headlines."

ANNE HILLERMAN, author of The Tale Teller and other novels in the Chee, Leaphorn and Manuelito mystery series

"Take a walk through Church of the Graveyard Saints, take a walk into one hell of a book with one of my favorite authors, Chuck Greaves."

CRAIG JOHNSON, author of the Walt Longmire series, the basis of the Netflix drama Longmire

"No stranger to the landscape of the modern west, Greaves produces a tightly plotted drama that explores the extremes of preservation and development, and the political theater that can destroy everything in between."

BEAU L'AMOUR, author (with Louis L'Amour) of No Traveler Returns

"With prose at once lyrical and propulsive, Greaves weaves a spellbinding tale of multigenerational love and conflict set against the ongoing battle to preserve the peerless landscape of the American West."

SCOTT GRAHAM, author of the National Park Mystery Series

"Greaves is a master of the language."


"Greaves is one helluva good storyteller."


Returning to her small Colorado hometown to find her old high school flame newly single and a new gas field threatening her family's cattle ranch, eco–activist Addie Decker ignites an armed conflict revealing cold truths about love and family, forgiveness and self–discovery.

About the Book

An old boyfriend and a sagebrush militia complicate eco–activist Addie Decker's return home to save her family's ranch from development.


C. Joseph Greaves spent 25 years as an LA trial lawyer before devoting his talents to fiction. Sometimes writing as Chuck Greaves, he has been a finalist for most of the major awards in crime fiction including the Shamus, Macavity, Lefty, and Audie, as well as the New Mexico–Arizona, Oklahoma, and Colorado Book Awards. He is the author of five previous novels, most recently Tom & Lucky, a Wall Street Journal "Best Books of 2015" selection and finalist for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize. He is also a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the book critic for the Four Corners Free Press newspaper in southwestern Colorado, where he lives and writes. You can visit him at