The Grave is a novel written by Charles L. Grant. It was first published in 1981.
Josh Miller has a talent for finding things. So far, the things people have asked him to find - antique tables, old movie posters - have been innocuous enough. And Andrea Montague, the daughter of a local writer, may be his most interesting find so far.
But no one's asked Josh to find the missing fifth victim of an unexplained auto accident - the one who vanished from the scene of the crash without leaving a trail of blood, though he must have been badly hurt. No one's asked Josh to look for the other missing people - residents of Oxrun Station who mysteriously and inexplicably vanished on their birthdays.
Someone very definitely doesn't want him to find the clearing full of century-old gravestones, the clearing that feels so evil.
This time whatever Josh is hunting is hunting him, too...and it's hungry..