Lazarus is a novella written by Lori Titus. It was first published in 2010.
In 1869, a young widow named Luella Pembry arrives in the town of Lazarus, California.
She is aware of Lazarus' secret; it's a site of infrequent Risings of the dead. But lately, the phenomenon is happening more often.
When Luella approaches Sheriff Drake and Mayor Cole to offer her aid, both men are skeptical.
How can this stranger stop the Risings? It soon becomes clear that there are other secrets in this town. What is the force behind the reanimation of the dead? And where does the untimely death of a young woman fit into the equation?
Luella and Drake race to unavel the mystery to save the town, and their own lives.