Rebeck can communicate to the raven and to the departed souls. One such soul, is newly departed, Michael Morgan, who either was poisoned by his wife or committed suicide. He can’t remember which. He starts out in the coffin, but then pops free into the cemetery where his soul is bound. Soon another soul emerges, Laura Durand, a bookshop clerk, who was killed by a truck.
Meanwhile the raven continues to bring them word, via the newspaper of Morgan’s wife’s poison trial. She is found innocent. Her husband's death ruled suicide. Morgan then faces separation from Laura when his body is removed to unhallowed ground. Mrs. Klapper talks Rebeck, into finding a way to reunite the two love souls, and he finally leaves the cemetery for the first time in twenty years.
A comic book version was made by IDW Publishing, but only the first of five has been published.