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Mystery. History. And characters you’ll never forget.


Portland history with a novel twist


★ ★ ★ ★ ½

“A compelling work of fiction…
heavily researched

truly engrossing

Portland Book Review

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Gravestone in Portland’s Lone Fir Cemetery

Intrigued by genealogy? Curious about Oregon history? Riveted by a tale with twists and turns? Bettie Denny’s latest novel, Burying My Dead, delivers! 

It is Halloween night at Portland’s Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Reporter Murphy Gardiner has no idea that a chance encounter will ignite a yearlong quest to unravel a puzzling family tradition, plunging her into Oregon history and the tangled lives of a photographer, a suffragist, and a Chinese girl at the heart of the mystery.

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