Four and Twenty Blackbirds
by Cherie Priest
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0765313081
Date: 01 October, 2005 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But outside her aunt's house a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather, an African magician with the power to curse the living and raise the dead.
Now Eden must decipher the ghostly trio's secret before a new enemy more dangerous than the fanatical assassin destroys what is left of her family. She will sift through lies in a Georgian antebellum mansion and climb through the haunted ruins of an abandoned hospital, desperately seeking the truth that will save her beloved aunt from the curse that threatens her life.
(Source: Tor Books)