The Secret Graveyard


The Secret Graveyard is now in print!



Something strange is happening in Beatrice!

     First a mysterious boy appears. Then unusual carved figures are found. Later, slave journals are discovered and then a secret map. Where does the map lead? Will Jeff and Melissa solve the mystery about the strange boy? Could it be connected to the secret map? Jeff Douglas and new friend Melissa are thrown into a series of mysteries and adventures when he comes to visit his great grandfather in Beatrice, Alabama. Beatrice, a small southern town whose past holds many secrets, is just part of the mystery. Other secrets are revealed when they pursue a strange African-American boy, discover unusual carved figurines, find old slave journals, and then a secret map. Further adventures find them exploring an old courthouse, getting lost in the woods and trapped in a train tunnel. Their quest to find the truth takes them on a mysterious and sometimes scary journey into the past. The Secret Graveyard is the second book in The Bayshore Mysteries. Be sure to look for the other three books in the series, The Mystery of Wragg Swamp, Mystery on Mound Island, and The Ghost of Blakeley Past.

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park

The old courthouse in Monroeville, AL.

Helpful Links

The Underground Railroad

American Slave Narratives

 Documenting the American South: Slave Narratives

 Slave Narratives: The Federal Writers’ Project

 Encyclopedia of Alabama: Runaway Slaves

Loading cotton onto the steamboat “Magnolia” on the Alabama River

The Train Tunnel Described in the Book







             *Click on the link below for the history and video of the tunnel








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