The Third Grave

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The Third Grave
Third grave.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Stephen E. Fabian for The Third Grave
Author David Case
Illustrator Stephen E. Fabian
Cover artist Stephen E. Fabian
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel, Horror novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 184 pp
ISBN 0-87054-089-0
OCLC 6982669
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3553.A79 T47

The Third Grave is a fantasy horror novel by author David Case. It was published by Arkham House in 1981 in an edition of 4,158 copies. It was Case's first book published by Arkham House.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel is the story of a young Egyptologist, Thomas Ashley, who, while on an archeological expedition, discovers ancient Egyptian secrets of resurrection and immortality. Accompanied by the beautiful Arabella Cunningaham, the two are menaced by a horror spawned by an ancient curse.


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