The sixth title in the Sign of the Zodiac series, Neon Graveyard suffers from an unsuccessful attempt to appeal to readers both familiar and new. The author has made an obvious effort to get new readers up to speed, but it doesn’t work. Things are confusing and mostly seem shallow, particularly characters’ motivations, which are hazy at best. Compounding that problem is that the visual description also tends to be unclear, while transitions and action scenes are ambiguous and/or jumpy. A drawn-out, prolonged story rounds out this slow read.