Deadly Gift (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy #3) by Heather Grahm

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Publication Date: December 1, 2008 | Series: The Flynn Brothers Trilogy
Caer is spending this Christmas among strangers. Brought to Newport, Rhode Island, from her native Ireland to nurse ailing millionaire Sean O’Riley, she’s living a life few can imagine. But money can’t hide the tension between O’Riley’s trophy wife, his paranoid daughter, the eccentric aunt in the attic and the staff members who run the house.When O’Riley’s business partner goes missing, family friend Zach Flynn arrives. Determined to help him solve the case, Caer becomes enmeshed in a mystery that weaves together the sins of the past with one family’s destiny…and a spirit that watches the mansion, possessing a deadly gift.

 

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I really enjoyed this series and hated to see it end. The characters are wonderfully developed and their interaction is believable,the locations are described very well and if you close your  eyes you could be right there, but in my case that would be a bad thing because I listen to audio books in my car while running errands and the story lines are not run of the mill and always make for a pleasant read or in my case, listening.  Thank you Heather Graham.

 

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Deadly Harvest (The Flynn Brothers Triology #2) by Heather Graham

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When a young woman is found dead in a field, dressed up as a scarecrow with a slashed grin and a broken neck, the residents of Salem, Massachusetts, begin to fear that the infamous Harvest Man is more than just a rumor. But out-of-town cop Jeremy Flynn doesn’t have time for ghost stories. He’s in town on another investigation, looking for a friend’s wife, who mysteriously vanished in a cemetery.

Complicating his efforts is local occult expert Rowenna Cavanaugh, who launches her own investigation, convinced that a horror from the past has crept into the present and is seducing women to their deaths. Jeremy uses logic and solid police work. Rowenna depends on intuition. But they both have the same goal: to stop the abductions and locate the missing women before Rowenna herself falls prey to the Harvest Man’s dark seduction.

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I’ve been listening to this series in the car while doing my almost daily errands and for several days have been sick and have missed finding out “what happens next”, but  finally after a box of Kleenex and several cold pills later I finished Deadly Harvest and can say that I enjoyed it even more than the first book.  I think the reason was the location where the story took place, Salem,MA, and you know what that means, WITCHES and TOIL AND TROUBLE.   This installment has mystery,myths, murders,handsome heroes,and budding romance. What more could a reader ask for.   Loved it.

Deadly Night (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy) by Heather Graham

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The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They’ve inherited a ghostly presence… and a long-kept secret.
Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors—especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation.
Forced together to uncover the truth, Aidan and Kendall realize that a serial killer whose victims seem to vanish into thin air has long been at work…and that their own fates are about to be sealed forever unless they believe in the unbelievable.

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This is the first of three books in the Flynn Brothers Trilogy  and takes place in New Orleans and involves ghosts, murders old and new  and an old haunted plantation. I loved it. The locale is one of my favorites and you can’t beat a combination of ghosts,plantations, murders, a hot hunky private eye and a beautiful woman so it held my interest all the way to the end.  I will start the second in the series in a day or so and can’t wait. It takes place in Salem, Massachusetts and maybe involves witches.  I’ll let you know.

 

Ghost Moon by Heather Graham

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Series: Bone Island Trilogy | Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West—lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin’s curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell.Kelsey Donovan returns to the old house to catalog her estranged grandfather’s collection of artifacts and antiquities, vowing to see his treasures divested properly. But she cannot ignore the sense that she’s being watched, the reports of malevolent black figures, the pervasive smell of death.Is the Merlin house haunted, even cursed? Liam knows well that some ghost stories are true and he swears to protect Kelsey. But there are forces at work for whom one more life is a pittance to pay for their deepest desire …

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The Bone Island series has been a pleasure to read,  although this, the third and finally book in the trilogy, was my favorite. The author  explores the world of Key West in great detail, bringing it to life and sending the reader on a mini vacation without leaving the comfort of their cozy armchair. This series has ghostly happenings,sweet sexy  romance and the warmth of Key West.  If any of these things appeal to you, pick up this series and don’t forget the suntan lotion!

 

Ghost Night by Heather Graham

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Series: Bone Island Trilogy | Publication Date: July 27, 2010
A slasher movie turns real when two young actors are brutally murdered on a remote island film set. Their severed heads and arms are posed in macabre homage to a nineteenth-century pirate massacre.Two years later, survivor Vanessa Loren is drawn back to South Bimini by a documentary being made about the storied region. Filmmaker Sean O’Hara aches to see how the unsolved crime haunts her…and Sean knows more than a little about ghosts.Lured by visions of a spectral figurehead, Vanessa discovers authentic pirate treasures that only deepen the mystery. Are the murders the work of modern-day marauders, the Bermuda Triangle or a deadly paranormal echo of the island’s violent history? As Vanessa and Sean grow closer, the killer prepares to resume the slaughter…unless the dead can intervene.Review –

This book had great characters, suspense, and romance with a bit of ghostly delights thrown in.  I listened to an abridged  format and I could tell that I missed a lot.  In the past the abridged books I’ve listened to, and there have been many, seem to be better edited. I still found the second installment of the Bone Island Trilogy to be a good read.

 

 

 

Unhallowed Ground by Heather Graham

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When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy and restore the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in the midst of renovations, she makes a grim discovery. Hidden within the walls of Sarah’s dream house are the remains of dozens of bodies—some dating back over a century.The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up at the mansion. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark past. Working together to find the connection and stop a contemporary killer, Sarah and Caleb are compelled to research the history of the haunted house, growing closer to each other even as the solution to the murders eludes them.But there is one who knows the truth…a spirit who follows every move they make. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can’t stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice.

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This is the first book that I’ve read (listened to) by Heather Graham but it won’t be the last.

 

I enjoyed it every much because I am a  big fan of  ghosts and hauntings but I was disappointed that the crimer spree in the Civil War days and in the late 1920’s wasn’t solved somehow.  The book seems unfinished when it ended and I think the solving of the old crimes would have made it more complete.