Review: Wicked Deeds

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters, #23)



Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe’s great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

The restaurant is headquarters to scholars and fans, and any of them could be a merciless killer. Except there’s also something reaching out from beyond the grave. The late, great Edgar Allan Poe himself is appearing to Vickie in dreams and visions with cryptic information about the murders. Unless they can uncover whose twisted mind is orchestrating the dramatic re-creations, Vickie and Griffin’s future as a couple might never begin…

Rating: 5-stars


Wicked Deeds by Heather Graham is a fascinating thriller that featured a mystery involving the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe. The world’s famous poet and horror fiction writer is now back in ghost form. He’s discovered that he can be seen and heard by the Krewe of Hunters and is determined to help them. Poe also wants to know how he did, why, and by whom. He hasn’t figured those details out but one of the team members is certain his death is related to the current murder spree investigation. Famous writers are dying and are found inside one restaurant. All the suspects are those in the same charities as the writers. Organizations that are Poe centered. Each one deems his or herself a huge fan of Poe. Poe feels flattered by the attention. However, they speculate that he was a drunk who couldn’t resist temptation. As for the new murder victims…everyone is suspecting they too, fell to the same fate as Poe did. However, the Krewe of Hunters knows not to rule anyone out of the equations despite how friendly some are and are not.

This investigation is full of one mystery after another. I loved the suspense. I never knew what to expect next. Of course, I knew that I can always count on there being at least two awesome ghosts helping the Krewe Hunters in an active investigation as well as the sense of humor on every page. Each chapter held a deadly outcome for all characters until some were either eliminated by alibis or found dead. Or almost dead…

Plenty of action inside this novel. Heather Graham has a way of luring readers, like me, deep into her world of fiction. From the strangest slash deadliest crimes to the most charming characters, I was hooked. Wicked Deeds is not just a must read for thriller suspense fans but also for those who love Poe! I was surprised and amazed with the take on Poe. Now, I only wonder what the real Poe was truly ever like.

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