Bonaventure Pilgrim by Deidre Kindthistle
Screwball Comedy set in the After-Life
Allen P. (Pilgrim) Mitchell’s grieving widow, Peg—a recent transplant to Savannah from Boston—arranges for him to be interred in the historic section of Bonaventure Cemetery. It’s a situation that suits neither Bonaventure’s Confederate dead nor Al, who’s idea of Heaven is a long rest while scrolling through old memories, waiting for Peg to catch up. But Peg’s chatty visits become a source of such gossip as she shares the details of her new “single” withAl can that he can barely hold up his head. Along with fellow “chowder-head” Conrad Aiken—a master mixologist—Al sets out to find True Heaven. O the adventures he has along the way! On the outskirts of Bonaventure, hidden behind thick moss curtains lies the moldering Unhallowed Ground, where plague victims buried in mass graves contend with scallawags of the foulest kind for a bit of eternal real estate to call their own. Where a platoon of British redcoats must fight off modern-day grave robbers armed with metal detectors. There is one light in all this: the Beautiful Dreamer, under whose the spell Al has fallen.
Romance! Adventure! Chuckles! A Good Old-timey Yarn.