Edinburgh has a unique history, darker and more unexpected than you might imagine. Fortunately, it also has a set of graveyards to match. Ancient, modern, beautiful, haunted - they are the perfect reflection of the city's amazing past with astonishing stories of their own. Greyfriars Graveyard alone was instrumental in the creation of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Christmas celebrations and Cats: The Musical.
Black Markers explores each cemetery, creating a fascinating patchwork of tales that builds an intriguing picture of Edinburgh through the centuries.
Jan-Andrew Henderson lives in Scotland and runs `City of the Dead' ghost tours, which requires him to look moody and wear black a lot. After living in the USA for several years, he returned to Scotland and began writing non-fiction books, children's novels and young adult thrillers, three of which were recently shortlisted for thirteen literary awards, and he is the winner of The Royal Mail Award and the Doncaster Book Prize.